Asean crosses a milestone on Myanmar at summit, but many more in store for crisis

There are few illusions that what happened at this year's summit would set the precedent for how Asean will handle any future political crises in a member state. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BANGKOK - What seemed inconceivable just months ago came to pass this week.

Asean held a leaders' summit and one member did not attend after the Myanmar junta declined to send a "non-political representative" as requested by the bloc.

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