Coup, Covid and other tests of Asean unity

The 10-member grouping must stay united in the face of multiple challenges or risk irrelevance

Myanmar Army armored vehicles drive in a street after the military seized power in a coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Feb 3, 2021.PHOTO: REUTERS

These are testing times for Asean as it confronts challenges on many fronts. In this essay, I wish to focus on four of them:

• managing the political crisis in Myanmar;

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