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Myanmar coup: Indonesia downplays purported Asean plan for new elections as outrage builds in Yangon

Indonesia on Tuesday moved to calm outrage in Myanmar over suggestions that it was rallying the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to get the junta to hold new elections, with its foreign ministry maintaining that Myanmar people’s wishes for their country’s democratic transition would be respected.The comments from Jakarta came as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Indonesian embassy in Yangon, amid widespread calls online within Myanmar for Indonesia and the 10-member Asean bloc,…


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