ASEAN Does Not Like What Myanmar Military Is Doing

According to Indonesia’s foreign minister, Myanmar’s military has not made any significant progress in implementing the Southeast Asian roadmap for peace following the coup or given any feedback on the work of the regional envoy in the country.
Most foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) expressed disappointment at Myanmar in a meeting on Monday, Retno Marsudi told a news conference.
The envoy said ASEAN had offered to help prevent the situation from worsening, but access to all parties in Myanmar posed a challenge. Myanmar has been rocked by months of turmoil since the generals seized power on February 1.
Malaysia’s foreign minister warned Myanmar it could be excluded from this month’s summit of ASEAN leaders if it refused to cooperate with its special envoy in resolving the crisis
Earlier this month, Saifuddin Abdullah said Malaysia was disappointed with the lack of cooperation with Erywan Yusof, Brunei’s second foreign minister who took office in August.
Myanmar’s military is reportedly still negotiating the terms of his visit
According to his tweets, “It would be difficult to have” Myanmar’s military leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the ASEAN summit later this month if there is no progress.
According to Yusof, he wants full access to all parties, including Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials who were detained by the military during their power grab.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week that the chance to prevent the army from entrenching its rule was dwindling.
Yusof’s appointment is welcome, but ASEAN’s slow progress calls for unified regional and international action to prevent the crisis from becoming a large-scale conflict and a multi-faceted catastrophe beyond.ary regime has claimed, without evidence, that the general election Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s party won last November in a landslide was marred by widespread fraud.
Security forces have used force to suppress protests and mass disobedience movements that emerged after the coup, killing more than 1,100 people, according to the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners, a human rights group that has kept track of the situation.
Opponents of military rule have resorted to self-defense, sabotage, and killings of soldiers and officials on a near-daily basis.

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