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(February 9, 2021) Once bitten, twice shy over Myanmar

Long before it became a member, Asean was blindly defending Myanmar, believing that pressure from neighbours and regional friends would make a difference. It did but it took an extremely high toll on the bloc's reputation as well as causing uncertainty in the region. Luckily, change came after nearly two decades, but now it has been backsliding.

At the time, the Western countries and especially the US and the European Union were flabbergasted at Asean's perseverance and consistency in warding off criticism against Myanmar, formerly Burma. They could not understand why such a pariah state should be shielded, let alone taken in as a member later on. They were also destined to impose all sorts of sanctions aimed at isolating and punishing the regime as harshly as possible. As it turned out, it was the Myanmar people who suffered as did its backward economy. The Tatmadaw leaders were not affected.

www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/2064923/once-bitten-twice-shy-over-myanmar


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