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Indonesia and Malaysia call for ASEAN meeting on Myanmar coup

Jokowi and Muhyiddin also discuss travel corridor and palm oil in summit

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, right, talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin during a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Friday.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia and Malaysia are calling for a regional meeting to discuss the military coup in Myanmar, the leaders of the neighboring countries said at a meeting in Jakarta on Friday.

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said they've instructed foreign ministers of both nations to approach the chair of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations to set up a special meeting to discuss the matter.

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