• ASEAN Meeting Opens On Myanmar Amid Ongoing Coup
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The crisis in Myanmar after the military takeover in February is on the agenda for a regional summit that's just begun in Brunei.

The BBC's Jonathan Head reports.


At the moment, there's a lot of bad blood between ASEAN and the military and it's not clear where the ASEAN envoy, the Bruneian foreign minister, where he can go next.

He's been blocked effectively from starting his mission and going to Myanmar because the military is refusing him to meet Aung San Suu Kyi.

So, I think that really hangs over this summit and even it's an internal problem for ASEAN.

Normally, they are far more interested in the engagement of the big powers like the U.S. and CHina and their interest in this region.

But for ASEAN, this absolute dilemma of Myanmar is something they cannot resolve at the moment.

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