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Asean needs to form a core decision-making mechanism as the regional organisation faces various regional challenges, a Thammasat University forum was told yesterday. 

Zhang Xizhen, a lecturer visiting Pridi Banomyong International College of Thammasat University, said Asean's unity had become weaker and the bloc was now significantly divided because of a lack of core leadership.

Mr Zhang said other international organisations have core decision makers such as the United Nations with five permanent members while the European Union had Germany and France.

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