Protests in Myanmar amid flurry of Southeast Asian diplomacy
Protests against the coup continued in Myanmar on Wednesday with people gathering outside the embassies of Indonesia and Thailand, amid fears a flurry of diplomacy to build a regional coalition to steer a path out of the country’s political crisis could give the generals’ power grab legitimacy.
Wunna Maung Lwin, Myanmar’s military-appointed foreign minister, flew to Bangkok for talks on diplomatic efforts by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), a source in Thailand told the Reuters news agency.
Indonesia has been rallying support for a special ASEAN meeting on the coup, but said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, would not visit Myanmar this week.
The 10-member organisation, which Myanmar joined in 1997, has a policy of non-interference in each other’s affairs and decision by consensus.
Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler has more from Bangkok.
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