Strongmen to predominate at Obama's SE Asia summit

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. When President Barack Obama welcomes Southeast Asian leaders for a shirt-sleeves summit in California this week, he’ll have some interesting dining companions. There will be a coup leader with a penchant for song, a sultan with a taste for the high life and a ruthless prime minister with 31 years on the job. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A coup leader with a penchant for song. A sultan with a taste for the high life. A ruthless prime minister with 31 years on the job. A former furniture salesman. A communist politburo veteran. A prime minister trying to shake off a $700 million financial scandal.

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