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Myanmar Crisis

'Painful' Myanmar engagement sows rage as ASEAN seeks envoy

Diplomatic mission to Naypyitaw risks becoming a poisoned chalice

Protesters against Myanmar's junta burn the flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Mandalay on June 5.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Protesters returned to the streets of Mandalay last Saturday, stamped on the flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and then burned it.

A student leader in Myanmar's second-largest city said opponents of the junta, the State Administration Council, will carry on fighting for national freedom "without expecting any help from ASEAN or the U.N."

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