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Prayut mum on not being invited to US democracy summit

  PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Nov. 25) refused to comment on Thaiand not being invited to the Summit for Democracy US is holding next month, Amarin TV said. Reporters asked Prayut what signal is being given by US in not inviting Thailand to this summit just before he presided over a plaque award ceremony

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Asean-China summit held without Myanmar, Malaysia says

  By Reuters and Channel NewsAsia Kuala Lumpur – A summit between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) today (Nov. 22) was held without a representative from Myanmar, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said. The reason for the non-attendance was not immediately clear, and a spokesperson for Myanmar’s military government did not

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Myanmar a no-show at summit after Asean sidelines junta boss

  By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia Bandar Seri Begawan –  An Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit started today (Oct. 26) without military-ruled Myanmar, after its junta refused to send a representative following its leader’s exclusion for ignoring a peace road map agreed upon six months ago. Asean had said that it

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Myanmar junta ‘extremely disappointed’ over Asean summit snub: Official

  By AFP, published by Channel NewsAsia Yangon – Myanmar’s junta said today (Oct. 16) it was “extremely disappointed” with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (Asean) decision to exclude its leader Min Aung Hlaing from an upcoming summit, amid concerns by the regional bloc over his military government’s commitment to solving a deadly political

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Protesters return to downtown Yangon as junta chief heads for Asean summit

By Myanmar Now and Reuters Staff, published by US News & World Report ANTI-COUP protesters returned to the streets of downtown Yangon today (April 23) after a weeks-long absence following military-led massacres that have killed hundreds nationwide. The rally, led by activists from the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) and youths from several

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