Protesters prepare in Yangon, Myanmar, prepare to burn the flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Photo: AFP
Protesters prepare in Yangon, Myanmar, prepare to burn the flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Photo: AFP
Myanmar

As Asean’s foot-dragging fuels anger in Myanmar, what next for ‘special envoy’ Erywan Yusof?

  • It’s been more than six months since the coup in Myanmar, yet the Association of Southeast Asian Nations appears to have done little other than appoint Brunei’s Erywan Yusof as a ‘special envoy’
  • A perception among Myanmar’s conflict-weary people that Asean has abandoned them is being made worse by suspicions the bloc is inching towards granting Min Aung Hlaing’s junta legitimacy

Protesters prepare in Yangon, Myanmar, prepare to burn the flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Photo: AFP
Protesters prepare in Yangon, Myanmar, prepare to burn the flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Photo: AFP
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