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Myanmar junta boycotts Asean summit

October 27, 2021

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei: Myanmar’s junta boycotted a Southeast Asian summit on Tuesday after its chief was banned from the event, deepening the regime’s isolation nine months after it took power in a coup. The virtual gathering kicked off three days of meetings hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), with US President Joe Biden as well as China’s premier in attendance.