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Jakarta Post

‘To do nothing is not an option’: Retno

  • Dian Septiari


Jakarta   /   Thu, February 25 2021   /  01:00 am
: Protesters in Yangon, Myanmar, demonstrate against the military coup for a second day in front of the Indonesian Embassy on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.(AFP/Ye Aung Thu)

Indonesia’s top diplomat has defended the inevitability of keeping all channels of communication open in seeking solutions to the political crisis that has split Myanmar, insisting that it is an important step to ensure the “wishes of the people” are heard by the junta that seized power earlier this month. Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi met with U Wunna Maung Lwin, the Myanmar coup government’s appointed foreign minister, in a three-way meeting with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai at Don Muang Airport in Bangkok on Wednesday, as confidence in a regional solution dimmed. Speaking to the media upon her return, Retno said Indonesia intended to keep communication lines open with all parties in Myanmar, including the Myanmar armed forces and the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), which represents ousted members of parliament. “In ...