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Delicate task for Asean special envoy to Myanmar, but the clock is ticking

Brunei's second foreign minister Erywan Yusof has been declared Asean's special envoy to Myanmar.PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK - Brunei's Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof was declared Asean's special envoy to Myanmar on Wednesday (Aug 4), through no small amount of diplomatic contortion.

The junta that Asean has not officially recognised as Myanmar's government was given a seat at the table, allowing it to veto decisions in the consensus-driven bloc.

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