Junta Myanmar is Considering Plans for Neighbouring Countries

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The Myanmar junta will consider ASEAN countries’ ideas about the crisis domestically once “stability has returned”.

 

These Southeast Asian countries are calling, among other things, for an end to the violence and the admission of humanitarian aid.

The countries made these calls in Indonesia last Saturday during a crisis meeting over the situation in Myanmar, attended by Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing. The countries also call for dialogue with all concerned parties, with an ASEAN envoy acting as a mediator. They also want to send a delegation to Myanmar for talks with those involved.

The junta said it would consider “constructive suggestions” from ASEAN leaders once the situation in Myanmar stabilizes. The regime also says it is “satisfied” with its leader’s first trip abroad because “the real situation in Myanmar” could be explained during the international summit.

The army staged a coup d’état on Feb. 1, detaining Head of Government Aung San Suu Kyi and other key politicians. The reason for this was alleged electoral fraud by the ruling party. In protests against military rule, more than 750 people were killed by security forces, according to a local human rights organization.

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