PM breaks ranks with fellow Asean members on Myanmar issue

Cambodia will work with Myanmar’s military regime, the country’s premier said, breaking ranks with fellow Asean nations in the regional bloc. Leaders in the 10-country body have struggled to handle Myanmar following February’s coup, with more than 1,300 people killed by security forces according to a local monitoring group.

The junta has refused to allow an Asean-appointed envoy to meet with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, earning military chief Min Aung Hlaing a snub from the bloc’s regional summit this year.

But Cambodian strongman Hun Sen (pic) vowed that his country, which assumes the Asean chairmanship role in 2022 under a rotating schedule, would work with Myanmar’s military leaders.

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