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Myanmar Crisis

Malaysia's Anwar urges ASEAN rethink on resolving Myanmar crisis

Leader and Philippines' Marcos also discuss South China Sea, Mindanao

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., left, and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim discussed the Myanmar crisis during their meeting in Manila on March 1.   © Pool photo/AP

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday told Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. that ASEAN should consider new approaches in resolving the drawn-out crisis in Myanmar.

Anwar, who came to office in November, has advocated for a tougher stance on dealing with the Myanmar military regime, which has presided over a deadly crackdown of activists since seizing power in February 2021.

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