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Asean snubs Myanmar junta chief, but which 'non-political rep' will take the seat at summit?

Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing is excluded from the Asean leaders' summits from Oct 26 to 28, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
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BANGKOK - To project legitimacy, Myanmar's military regime has scrupulously broadcast images of its meetings with foreign leaders since it seized power on Feb 1.

So it is a slap in the face now that junta chief Min Aung Hlaing is excluded from the Asean leaders' summits from Oct 26 to 28.

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