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Diplomacy will be a high-wire act as resistance to military regime hardens in Myanmar

People march along a street to protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Feb 26, 2021.PHOTO: NYTIMES

BANGKOK - Nearly one month after the coup in Myanmar, commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing has a problem: Neighbouring countries are tiptoeing around anything that can be construed as legitimising his regime.

His foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin travelled to Thailand on Wednesday (Feb 24), meeting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in Bangkok. 

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