Asian Insider: Myanmar looms over Asean Summit Taiwan’s artisans keep tradition alive


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Dear ST reader, We hope you’ve been keeping well. In our Asian Insider newsletter this week, the crisis in Myanmar took centre stage at the gathering of Asean leaders in the fishing town of Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. Just days before the 42nd Asean Summit, a convoy of the region's diplomats and aid workers travelling in Myanmar’s Shan state came under attack, which some analysts say could be a “deliberate” attempt by the assailants to stir trouble and warn Asean against meddling in the country’s crisis. Other highlights of the meeting included the adoption of a roadmap for Timor-Leste’s entry into...