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Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised address in Naypyitaw on Sept. 19. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)
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Aung San Suu Kyi speaks, but does the world believe her?

Myanmar's state counselor treads cautiously along a precarious line

GWEN ROBINSON, Chief editor | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

NAYPYITAW -- The staging of two very different meetings in the gleaming, Chinese-built convention center in Myanmar's capital, Naypyitaw, on Tuesday highlighted an incongruous disconnect over the escalating refugee crisis in western Rakhine state and the "business as usual" mood in the country's big cities.

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