Peggy Kek, a member of the larger Expedition PR team, was quoted in a Global Finance article about ASEAN.
“Since the July meeting, China has appointed a mayor for islands within disputed waters, while diplomatic moves and press reports have revealed further tension within Asean, despite its release of a brief statement supporting peaceful resolution of territorial conflicts. Peggy Kek, a consultant in Singapore, explains the significance. “Asean has now been jolted by a rare open show of disunity among its members. The failure to issue a joint communique for the first time in 45 years has not just thrown the group into diplomatic disarray; it has called into question the fundamental solidarity of Asean.”
You can read the article by Thomas Clouse on the Global Finance site here.