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Analysis: Can Asia help Myanmar find a way out of coup crisis?

Added 02-26-21 02:04:03am EST - “While Western sanctions may not help, China and South East Asia's influence may hold some sway.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Analysis: Can Asia help Myanmar find a way out of coup crisis?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The arrival of the Myanmar junta-appointed foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, in Bangkok on Wednesday for an unannounced meeting with his Thai and Indonesian counterparts marked the start of a of a daunting diplomatic undertaking for South East Asia.

No details were released of what was discussed. This first official contact with a senior member of the junta was so delicate that, when asked about it, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was unwilling to confirm that it had even happened.

In fact for every country with an interest in what happens in Myanmar, the crisis presents an unusually thorny challenge.

The responses of the world's military and economic superpowers have inevitably drawn most attention; the sanctions imposed by the Biden administration in the United States, and those being prepared by the European Union.

There was a predictably bland statement from China, merely urging all parties to settle their differences peacefully.

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