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Myanmar matters to Asean and Indonesia: Jakarta Post contributor

The writer says that the means of achieving a compromise will be mainly decided by the two parties in Myanmar, while other Asean members will support them.

Protesters take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar on March 2, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
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JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) -The Feb 1 coup in Myanmar carries significant consequences for Asean's future. During Asean's establishment in 1967, its founding fathers envisioned a regional institution of 10 countries in Southeast Asia.

They were aware of the strategic limitations of the time and, realistically, started with five countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

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