Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has arrived in Burma to meet with military leader Min Aung Hlaing. When Cambodia became the rotating chair of ASEAN, the meeting with the militant leader was seen as a recognition of the military leader.
In fact, Hun Sen is trying to persuade Min Aung Hlaing, because Hun Sen, the first other head of state to come to Burma after the military coup, is a long-serving dictator. They both deal with their confidence as they choose to embark on their play activities. ASEAN will be embarrassed if it accepts Min Aung Hlaing, who has not fully complied with the five ASEAN agreements. Asean would be split in two if Hun Sen, the caretaker chairman, were forced to do so.
The attitude of the Burmese people is clear. Protesters burn a statue of Hun Sen. Just before he arrived, a bomb exploded near the Cambodian embassy. They are protesting violently without accepting anything that will prolong Min Aung Hlaing’s life.