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Myanmar’s shadow government stands ready to engage ASEAN

Myanmar’s shadow government stands ready to engage ASEAN This photo taken and received courtesy of an anonymous source via Facebook on April 15 shows protesters on scooters holding up the three-finger salute during a demonstration against the military leadership in Mandalay, Myanmar. (AFP/Handout)
Dian Septiari
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Jakarta   ●   Tue, April 27, 2021

Myanmar’s National Unity Government, an organization that represents mostly members of the civilian legislature deposed in a recent coup, has expressed its readiness to work with ASEAN after its leaders called for an end to violence by the military regime.

ASEAN leaders met at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on Saturday in a gathering led by group chair Brunei to engage with Myanmar’s junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, who agreed to the regional “five-point consensus” that also called for immediate access to humanitarian assistance.

The leaders further agreed to have Brunei appoint a special envoy for Myanmar, who will be assisted by ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi in facilitating dialogue among all parties concerned in Myanmar.

The meeting with the senior general was met with initia...

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