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Jakarta Post

Indonesia calls on Myanmar to resolve coup ‘dispute’ legally

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 24, 2021   /  12:07 am
Indonesia calls on Myanmar to resolve coup ‘dispute’ legally Police officers advance towards protesters demonstrating against Myanmar’s recent military coup in Yangon on Feb. 22. (Agence France Presse/Ye Aung Thu)

Indonesia has denied reports that it plans to hold Myanmar's military junta to its promise of ceding power after fresh elections and has called on the country to resolve its electoral dispute “through available legal mechanisms”, after protesters criticized Jakarta for appearing to give credence to the junta’s narrative. Crowds of protesters gathered in front of the Indonesian embassies in Yangon and Bangkok on Tuesday to demand support for the November 2020 election results, following reports on Monday that Indonesia had proposed a plan that involved advocating for new elections to be held within a year, a claim the Indonesian government denies. Myanmar’s armed forces, the Tatmadaw, seized power early this month from Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government over alleged fraud in the November election. Suu Kyi’s National League...