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Myanmar Crisis

Malaysia envoy's meeting with Myanmar junta sparks uproar

Foreign ministry rejects criticism that move lends regime legitimacy

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's government is under fire from the opposition and outside observers after its envoy to Myanmar met with a minister from the military junta in Naypyitaw, forcing an explanation from the Foreign Ministry.

Ambassador Zahairi Baharim was photographed at a meeting with Electricity and Energy Minister Aung Than Oo on Wednesday in the violence-ridden country's administrative capital.

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