Hello and welcome to the details of Asean leaders to meet over Myanmar, chair Brunei says and now with the details
Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — Brunei, the chair of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) countries, today threw its support behind a regional leaders’ meeting to discuss developments in Myanmar and said it has asked officials to prepare for a meeting in Jakarta.
Myanmar has been in crisis since a February 1 military coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. Activists say at least 557 people have since been killed in a crackdown by security forces on protests and strikes across the country, where the junta has restricted internet access.
Indonesia has led efforts by members of Asean, of which Myanmar is a member, to encourage a negotiated solution, despite a longstanding policy of not commenting on each other’s domestic problems.
In a joint statement with Malaysia, Brunei said both countries have asked their ministers and senior officials to undertake “necessary preparations for the meeting that will be held at the Asean Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.”
The statement followed a meeting between Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah today.
“Both leaders agreed for Asean leaders to meet to discuss the ongoing developments in Myanmar,” they said.
They did not say when the meeting would be held.
Both leaders expressed concern over the rising number of fatalities in Myanmar.
“They urged all parties to refrain from instigating further violence, and for all sides to immediately exercise utmost restraint and flexibility,” according to the statement.
Asean operates by consensus but the divergent views of its 10 members on how to respond to the army’s use of lethal force against civilians and the group’s policy of non-interference has limited its ability to act.
Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore have all expressed alarm over the killings of demonstrators and support an urgent high-level meeting on Myanmar.
Their foreign ministers each separately held talks last week with their counterpart in China, Myanmar’s influential northern neighbour. — Reuters
These were the details of the news Asean leaders to meet over Myanmar, chair Brunei says for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.