ASEAN leaders urged Myanmar’s coup leader to de-escalate the violence in his country and seek a political resolution to the crisis through dialog at their summit in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, but seemingly failed to elicit any firm promises from the military chief.
Min Aung Hlaing agreed to stop any terrorist action in Myanmar today at ASEAN Convention.At least 748 civilians have been murdered by the Junta’s forces & 3,389 are still in detention since coup until Apr24
A first big effort to address the political crisis in Myanmar, leaders and foreign ministers of ASEAN countries met in Indonesia capital Jakarta. They urged the head of the Myanmar army, General Min Aung Hlaing to end the violent crackdown in the country and release political prisoners immediately.
OFFICIAL statement on the consensus points from today @ASEAN Summit in #Jakarta on #Myanmar crisis. • Immidate Cessation of Violence • Dialogue • Special Envoy • Humanitarian Assistance • Envoy and delegation access to Myanmar
EU joins ASEAN in calling for an immediate cessation of violence and supports the commitments made at the ASEAN Summit to start a constructive dialogue involving all parties (including the CRPH/NUG) to seek a peaceful solution
President of the host country, Joko Widodo called the situation unacceptable. He urged general General Min Aung Hlaing to allow the aid into Myanmar and release political prisoners. Widodo also asked to allow a special envoy into the country to push for dialogue.
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Muhyiddin Yassin called for an immediate end to the violence against civilians and the unconditional release of political prisoners.
Myanmar is member of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN.
Meanwhile, Protesters gathered in Jakarta near the venue of the summit, holding signs that read “Restore democracy” and “We stand against the military coup”. Protests were also held in Myanmar’s main cities but there were no immediate reports of violence.
The military captured power in a coup in February and ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Reportedly, 700 people have been killed since then in a military crackdown on the protesters.