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Will ASEAN Finally Change Its Approach Toward Myanmar?
November 09, 2022

Will ASEAN Finally Change Its Approach Toward Myanmar?

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's troubles will be at the top of the agenda at this week's summit, but a significant policy shift is unlikely.

ASEAN Foreign Ministers to Hold Special Pre-Summit Meeting on Myanmar
October 24, 2022

ASEAN Foreign Ministers to Hold Special Pre-Summit Meeting on Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting will offer indications of whether the Southeast Asian bloc will change its stagnant approach to Myanmar's political conflicts.
How Malaysia’s Election Could Affect the Conflict in Myanmar
October 11, 2022

How Malaysia’s Election Could Affect the Conflict in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has pushed for a more robust ASEAN response to Myanmar's crisis. But he's no guarantee to remain in his post beyond the election.

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

Malaysia’s Saifuddin Calls for ASEAN to Review Myanmar Peace Plan

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

Malaysian FM Again Pushes for Talks With Myanmar Opposition
August 11, 2022

Malaysian FM Again Pushes for Talks With Myanmar Opposition

By Sebastian Strangio
The time between now and the ASEAN Summit in November could be crucial in shaping the bloc’s approach toward the crisis in Myanmar.

Chinese FM Pledges Progress on South China Sea Code of Conduct
July 13, 2022

Chinese FM Pledges Progress on South China Sea Code of Conduct

By Sebastian Strangio
In Malaysia, the last stop on his five-nation tour of Southeast Asia, Wang Yi said that "no one can separate" China and the nations of Southeast Asia.

Malaysian FM Meets With Counterpart from Myanmar Opposition Movement
May 17, 2022

Malaysian FM Meets With Counterpart from Myanmar Opposition Movement

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting could mark a turning-point in the bloc's approach to the ongoing conflict in its errant member-state.
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.

Myanmar Junta Rejects Suggestion that ASEAN Engage Shadow Government
May 04, 2022

Myanmar Junta Rejects Suggestion that ASEAN Engage Shadow Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The response reveals once again the coup government's lack of interest in implementing the Southeast Asian bloc's peace plan.

Malaysia to Propose ASEAN Contacts With Myanmar’s Shadow Government
May 02, 2022

Malaysia to Propose ASEAN Contacts With Myanmar’s Shadow Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The Malaysian Foreign Minister has again lamented the junta's lack of cooperation in the implementation of the Southeast Asian bloc's peace plan.

Malaysian FM Admits Contacts With Myanmar Opposition Shadow Government
April 27, 2022

Malaysian FM Admits Contacts With Myanmar Opposition Shadow Government

By Sebastian Strangio
Saifuddin Abdullah's announcement marked the first time that an ASEAN government has admitted to contacts with the opposition National Unity Government.
ASEAN Envoy Cancels Planned Myanmar Trip Due to Junta Stonewalling
October 15, 2021

ASEAN Envoy Cancels Planned Myanmar Trip Due to Junta Stonewalling

By Sebastian Strangio
ASEAN's patience with the junta is wearing thin. But can it muster the consensus necessary to take a harder line?

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