A fisherman on the Mekong River in northeastern Thailand, with Laos on the left. Photo: AFP A fisherman on the Mekong River in northeastern Thailand, with Laos on the left. Photo: AFP
A fisherman on the Mekong River in northeastern Thailand, with Laos on the left. Photo: AFP

Treat Mekong droughts like South China Sea – through Asean: ex-Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan

  • Asean nations struggling with droughts that the US blames on China should address their concerns with Beijing collectively, former diplomat advises
  • Water crisis is a ‘strategic challenge’ of ‘international concern’, he says

Topic |   China-Asean relations
A fisherman on the Mekong River in northeastern Thailand, with Laos on the left. Photo: AFP A fisherman on the Mekong River in northeastern Thailand, with Laos on the left. Photo: AFP
A fisherman on the Mekong River in northeastern Thailand, with Laos on the left. Photo: AFP
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