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After success with G-20, Indonesia now must rally ASEAN to act

Myanmar and China have to be made to take regional group more seriously

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Joko Widodo, center, and other leaders after the opening ceremony of the ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh in November 2022: Indonesia should decisively respond to the region's crises.   © AP

Richard Heydarian is a senior lecturer at the Asian Center of the University of the Philippines and author of "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

After its commendable leadership in the face of global challenges as president of the Group of 20 last year, Indonesia is back at the helm this year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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