Cambodian, Malaysian PMs Call on Myanmar Junta to Implement ASEAN Consensus

The Cambodian and Malaysian prime ministers called for the “timely and effective implementation” of ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus on Myanmar during a meeting in Phnom Penh on Thursday, the two countries said in a joint statement.

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob met with his counterpart Hun Sen to cap a two-day visit to Cambodia, the current holder of the rotating chair of ASEAN, of which Malaysia and Myanmar are also members.

According to the statement, the two leaders “underscored the critical importance of ensuring the effective and timely implementation of the Five-Point Consensus,” which was reached at a summit of ASEAN leaders in April last year. The consensus calls for an immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar and the facilitation of dialogue between all parties to the conflict, mediated by the regional bloc’s special envoy, among other steps. Myanmar’s military seized power from the country’s democratically elected government on Feb. 1 last year, detaining its civilian leadership and launching a brutal crackdown on dissent that has killed more than 1,500 mostly peaceful opponents while also sparking an armed resistance movement.

In full: https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/cambodian-malaysian-pms-call-on-myanmar-junta-to-implement-asean-consensus.html

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