ASEAN meets with China as progress on Myanmar consensus stalls

ASEAN “will appreciate” China’s help in carrying out its five-point consensus to resolve the crisis in Myanmar, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Monday as the regional bloc looks to spur slow progress on the outcome of its emergency meeting in April.

Myanmar’s junta chief meets with ASEAN representatives

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the chief of Myanmar’s military, met Friday with Brunei’s Second Minister for Foreign Affairs Erywan Pehin Yusof and compatriot Lim Jock Hoi, secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw.

Southeast Asian states want to drop proposed UN call for Myanmar arms embargo

Nine Southeast Asian nations have proposed watering down a United Nations General Assembly draft resolution on Myanmar, including removing a call for an arms embargo on the country, in a bid to win the unanimous support of the 193-member body.

Recognize Myanmar unity gov’t before it’s ‘too late’, nations urged (NUG အား အသိအမှတ် ပြုရန် နှောင့်နှေးလေ ပြည်တွင်းစစ် ပိုကြီးမားနိုင်လေဟုဒေါက်တာ ဆာဆာ သတိပေး )

Myanmar’s pro-democracy unity government stressed the need for Southeast Asian leaders and the international community to immediately officially recognize it as the “sole legitimate” representative of the people of Myanmar, warning that delays in doing so could lead to a civil war and make way for “more atrocities.” “We are saying to our Asean (Association […]

UN General Assembly to consider call for Myanmar arms embargo

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (May 18) is set to consider a draft non-binding resolution calling for “an immediate suspension” of the transfer of weapons to the military junta of Myanmar, a UN official said on Sunday. Unlike Security Council resolutions, General Assembly resolutions are non-binding but carry strong political significance.If an approval […]

Beyond the Coup in Myanmar: The ASEAN Way Must Change (မြန်မာ့အရေးအတွက် R2P ဆွေးနွေးတော့မယ့် အာဆီယံအဖွဲ့)

(Editor’s Note: This article is part of a Just Security series on the Feb. 1, 2021 coup in Myanmar. The series brings together expert local and international voices on the coup and its broader context. The series is a collaboration between Just Security and the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School). The Association […]

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