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Myanmar Crisis

Anwar, Marcos discuss 'giving flexibility' to Myanmar approach

Leaders touch on possible engagement 'without sacrificing human rights issues'

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, right, and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. speaks at a joint press conference on July 26. (Photo courtesy of Malaysia's Prime Minister Office) 

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia and the Philippines on Wednesday discussed giving more flexibility to their neighbors' approach to the Myanmar crisis, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said as the lingering crisis becomes a critical issue for ASEAN.

Speaking at a joint press conference with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. after their bilateral meeting in Malaysia, Anwar said they discussed the Myanmar situation. 

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