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Myanmar Crisis

Jakarta denies report it backs new elections in Myanmar

Hundreds converge on Indonesian embassy, calling for their vote to be respected

Protesters at the Indonesia embassy in Yangon on Feb. 23. (Photo by Yan Naing Aung)

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's foreign ministry on Tuesday denied a report it is devising a plan to hold Myanmar's military junta to its promise of holding new elections.

The rebuttal comes as hundreds of people gathered outside the Indonesian embassy in Yangon, the economic capital of Myanmar. Angered by a Reuters report on Monday detailing the plan, the protesters held up placards saying they do not want another election, and that their votes cast in November should be respected.

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