Former ASEAN secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan dies aged 68

Originally aired on Channel NewsAsia on November 30, 2017

Former ASEAN secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan died aged 68 on Thursday (Nov 30). Dr Surin, who was also a former Thai foreign minister, died of an acute heart attack, Thailand's Democrat Party said. He collapsed before giving a speech in Bangkok and was rushed to Ramkhamhaeng Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Thursday afternoon. 

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