ASEAN urges Myanmar to stop executing political activists

ASEAN foreign ministers meet in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Source: Liputan6)

ASEAN’s 5-Point Consensus on Myanmar was adopted in April last year. It calls for an immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar and constructive dialogue between the army and coup opponents, among others.

Hun Sen revealed that ASEAN is disappointed with the execution of the activists despite its entreaty to the Myanmar’s military regime to reconsider the death penalty and make attempt to achieve political dialogue, peace and reconciliation.

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During the meeting, representative from Myanmar were not present. A military coup that took place on February 1, 2021 threw Myanmar into chaos. The country’s military junta cracked down hard on coup opponents, killing 2,100 people as a result of the violence carried out by the military. (un)