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Myanmar coup highlights human rights risks in emerging Asia

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Anti-coup protesters confront police forces in Yangon. The future of the Myanmar economy is uncertain with the possibility of sanctions being reimposed by the U.S and Europe.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The power grab by the Myanmar military has cast a pall over the future of the country, once dubbed "Asia's last frontier" by foreign companies and investors. What transpired is a reminder of the potentially huge risks for investment in Myanmar and other parts of Southeast Asia.

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