The summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Myanmar’s new military leader was fruitful, the Malaysian prime minister said.
According to News i, quoting Reuters, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohiuddin Yassin announced that the results of the summit hosted by Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, exceeded expectations.
He described the meeting between ASEAN leaders and General Min Aung Hlyang, Myanmar’s junta leader who came to power as a result of the February 1 coup, as constructive.
Mohi-ud-Din said Heliang agreed with the three proposals made by Malaysia at the meeting, which included: 1. Reducing tensions on the ground and stopping violence and killing of civilians; 2. Immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners; and 3. Allowing The current head of ASEAN is the Prime Minister of Brunei and Lim Jok Hui, the union’s secretary general, to travel to Myanmar and keep in touch with all relevant groups.
“Myanmar did not reject any of the three proposals and responded positively,” he said.
Singapore’s new Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also said Myanmar’s new military leader had no objections to the idea of ASEAN constructive action, or a delegation from the union returning to his country or providing humanitarian aid.
The Prime Minister of Singapore stressed that the General of Myanmar has committed himself to constructively interacting with the ruling Military Council.
He noted that it was too early to talk about the composition of the ASEAN delegation to Myanmar.
The Prime Minister of Singapore stressed that the union is expected to look into the matter and begin coordination to provide humanitarian assistance to the country.
Noting that there is a long way to go between announcing a decision to end violence and the release of political prisoners and fulfilling these promises on the ground, the official stressed that the agreements signed today will not be implemented immediately.
The Prime Minister of Singapore stressed that the mission of initiating extensive consultations to reach a political solution in Myanmar remains difficult, but that today’s meeting was at least some steps forward.
Hundreds of Myanmar civilians have been killed by police since February 1 during a crackdown on anti-coup protests.