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Malaysia’s Saifuddin Calls for ASEAN to Review Peace Plan
September 20, 2022

Malaysia’s Saifuddin Calls for ASEAN to Review Peace Plan

By Sebastian Strangio
The Malaysian envoy says that the Southeast Asian bloc must ask whether its Five-Point Consensus is still "relevant."

ASEAN’s Efforts to Mediate the Myanmar Political Crisis Deserve More Recognition
August 25, 2022

ASEAN’s Efforts to Mediate the Myanmar Political Crisis Deserve More Recognition

By Thuc D. Pham and Hoai Nguyen
The argument that ASEAN should do more is widespread, but the grouping has already taken several unprecedented steps.
Myanmar Junta Extends State of Emergency by Six Months
August 02, 2022

Myanmar Junta Extends State of Emergency by Six Months

By Sebastian Strangio
In a nationally televised speech, coup leader Min Aung Hlaing blamed "terrorists" for delaying the country's return to normalcy.

ASEAN Can No Longer Remain Neutral on Myanmar
August 01, 2022

ASEAN Can No Longer Remain Neutral on Myanmar

By Kasit Piromya
Eighteen months on from the military coup, it is time for the bloc to decide which side of history it wants to be on.

ASEAN Chair Condemns ‘Highly Reprehensible’ Myanmar Executions
July 26, 2022

ASEAN Chair Condemns ‘Highly Reprehensible’ Myanmar Executions

By Sebastian Strangio
The killings demonstrate the regime’s contempt for regional and global opinion. Could they force ASEAN to change its approach to the country’s conflict?

ASEAN Envoy Hails ‘Some Progress’ on Second Myanmar Mission
July 07, 2022

ASEAN Envoy Hails ‘Some Progress’ on Second Myanmar Mission

By Sebastian Strangio
But a briefing for diplomats and the press revealed just how far Myanmar's junta is from implementing ASEAN's Five-Point Consensus peace plan.

ASEAN Special Envoy Begins Second Official Mission to Myanmar
June 30, 2022

ASEAN Special Envoy Begins Second Official Mission to Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Prak Sokhonn's five-day visit will involve meetings with regime figures and members of select ethnic armed groups, but significant progress is unlikely.
Myanmar Junta Moves Aung San Suu Kyi Trial to New Prison Facility
June 23, 2022

Myanmar Junta Moves Aung San Suu Kyi Trial to New Prison Facility

By Sebastian Strangio
The ousted leader's transfer came as the military administration's defense minister attended an ASEAN meeting in Cambodia.

Cambodian PM Urges Myanmar Not to Execute Political Prisoners
June 13, 2022

Cambodian PM Urges Myanmar Not to Execute Political Prisoners

By Sebastian Strangio
Earlier this month, the military junta announced that four people would be hanged on treason and terrorism charges.

China, Russia Again Veto UN Statement on Myanmar Conflict
May 30, 2022

China, Russia Again Veto UN Statement on Myanmar Conflict

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.K.-drafted statement expressed its concern about the country's growing humanitarian crisis and the "limited progress" on an ASEAN peace plan.

Malaysian FM Says ASEAN Envoy ‘Welcomes’ Idea of Engaging Myanmar’s NUG
May 12, 2022

Malaysian FM Says ASEAN Envoy ‘Welcomes’ Idea of Engaging Myanmar’s NUG

By Sebastian Strangio
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah continues to push for a reassessment of ASEAN's stalled approach to the country's crisis.
US-ASEAN Summit Is a Chance to Chart a New Course for Myanmar Policy
May 05, 2022

US-ASEAN Summit Is a Chance to Chart a New Course for Myanmar Policy

By Salai Za Uk Ling
Washington should use the upcoming summit with ASEAN to work out a new multilateral strategy to respond to the ongoing crisis.

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