'As much as the issue in Myanmar is local and national... it has impact on the region and we should also recognise the concerns of the other nine member states,' said Malaysia n foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
Southeast Asia's regional bloc should do some 'soul-searching' on its policy of not interfering in members' internal affairs to deal effectively with issues like the Myanmar crisis, Malaysia said Thursday.The comments came after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) last week excluded Myanmar 's junta chief Min Aung Hlaing from a forthcoming leaders' summit, a rare rebuke.
AdImmo-Preisrechner macht Experten sprachlos: So viel ist Ihre Immobilie jetzt wertReutersOutgoing U.N. envoy says Myanmar has spiraled into civil warMyanmar has spiraled into civil war following a military coup, the outgoing U.N. special envoy on Myanmar said on Thursday, warning that the chance to return to democracy is disappearing and signaling that further targeted sanctions could be helpful. Christine Schraner Burgener, who is stepping down after more than three-and-a-half years in the role, told the U.N. General Assembly in June that there was a real risk of large-scale civil war after the military seized power on Feb. 1, detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected government leaders. When asked on Thursday if there was now a civil war, she said: "In the international law terminology we use internal armed conflict and I would use this terminology now."
7 hours agoMyanmar's economic woes due to gross mismanagement since coup - U.S. officialMyanmar's economic turmoil is due to political instability and mismanagement following a February coup, a U.S. official said on Wednesday after a junta minister blamed the crisis partly on foreign backers of its opponents. The military government's investment minister attributed Myanmar's economic troubles https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/myanmars-junta-powerless-currency-drops-60-four-weeks-economy-tanks-2021-09-29 to sabotage by opponents of the junta and their overseas backers in an exclusive interview with Reuters on Tuesday. Asked about those comments during an online briefing on Wednesday, a senior U.S. state department official said: "Everything we've seen, and we're being told from our folks on the ground, is that there is just sort of gross mismanagement of the economy."
2 days agoUN envoy: Myanmar is now in conflict, could be failed stateThe U.N. special envoy for Myanmar warned Thursday that the country already faces “an internal armed conflict” and if power isn’t returned to the people in a democratic way “we will go in the direction of a failed state.” Christine Schraner Burgener told a U.N. news conference that the conflict between the military which took power on Feb. 1 and civilians and ethnic minorities is intensifying in many parts of the country. Schraner Burgener said the military is conducting clearing operations in Chin and several other states and there is continued fighting in Kachin and Shan states “so all over the country we have a huge scale of violence.” headtopics.comRead more: Yahoo Singapore »
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Tradition vs credibility: Inside the SE Asian meet that snubbed Myanmar(Reuters) -Indonesia, Malaysia , the Philippines and Singapore pushed for a harder stance against Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing at a 'tense' meeting that decided to exclude him from a regional summit this month, four people with knowledge of the talks said. Southeast Asian ministers were divided between sticking to a tradition of non-interference and the need to retain credibility by sanctioning the coup leader, who has led a bloody crackdown on dissent since seizing power from Myanmar 's civilian government on Feb. 1, the sources said. In the end it was the chair Brunei, with majority backing, that chose to keep him from attending the virtual Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) leaders' summit set for Oct. 26 to 28, and invite instead a 'non-political representative' from Myanmar .
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