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Malaysia Wants Thailand to Step Up and Resolve Myanmar Conflict

  • Malaysia worried about Myanmar refugees after 2021 coup: Anwar
  • Thai PM Prayuth in ‘better position’ to note concerns to junta

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim asked Thailand to play a more active role in resolving the conflict in Myanmar, making comments that signal Southeast Asia was divided on how to handle the junta that seized power two years ago.  

There are emerging signs that Myanmar’s immediate neighbors have been reluctant to hold the junta to account while maritime Southeast Asian countries have been more vocal about the conflict that has sparked a refugee crisis.