I’m writing this editorial from a hotel in downtown Bangkok. The previous evening I had a conversation with media pals about the reported delay in the Thai elections – possibly a further 20 months away as arguments over the constitution rankle on.
David Cameron’s recent visit to Southeast Asia highlighted the enormous potential for trade between the UK and the forthcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). ASEAN Forum talks exclusively to Richard Graham (photo right), the UK PM’s recently appointed trade envoy for the nascent economic trading bloc. BY MARK BIBBY JACKSON
The UK Prime Minister touched down in Jakarta on July 27 at the start of a four-day visit to Southeast Asia.