Calls grow for Indonesia to engage with Myanmar’s NUG as incoming ASEAN chair

November 7th, 2022  •  Author:   The Jakarta Post  •  1 minute read
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A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil (The Jakarta Post)

Activists are calling for Indonesia as next year’s ASEAN chair to start engaging with and recognizing the National Unity Government (NUG), as the regional bloc’s Five-Point Consensus and other efforts to engage with the military junta had failed to improve the situation in Myanmar.

Advisory board chair Khin Ohmar of the Progressive Voice Myanmar advocacy group said the people of Myanmar continued to resist the junta’s rule, including through the NUG, Myanmar’s government in exile composed of leaders elected in the 2020 general election.

She said the fact that ASEAN kept referring to the Myanmar junta instead of all stakeholders was a problem, and the reason that the Five-Point Consensus had failed to deliver.

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