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Cambodia PM gets red-carpet welcome in Myanmar as visit sparks protests

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By Prak Chan Thul (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was met by an honour guard and red carpet in Myanmar on Friday, just as protests by coup opponents broke out in other parts of the country over fears his trip will provide more legitimacy to the junta. His two-day visit for talks with Myanmar’s military rulers was the first by a head of government to Myanmar since the army overthrew the elected administration of Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1 last year, sparking months of protests and a bloody crackdown. Cambodia is current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which has…

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