Published online in the New York Times on 4 December 2017.

« Surin Pitsuwan, a former Thai foreign minister who nudged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations into becoming more of a regional peacekeeper and an advocate for human rights, died on Thursday in Bangkok. He was 68.

His death, in a hospital, was confirmed by Thailand’s foreign ministry. Fellow members of the country’s Democratic Party said the cause was a heart attack…. »

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