ASEAN chair warns of Myanmar peace plan rethink if executions continue

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be forced to reconsider a peace plan agreed with Myanmar if its military rulers execute more prisoners, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday.

The 10-nation bloc, which is hosting a big international gathering this week, has pushed the Myanmar junta to follow a peace “consensus” agreed last year and has condemned its recent execution of four activists linked to a resistance movement, its first executions in decades.

“If more prisoners are executed, we will be forced to rethink…our role vis a vis ASEAN’s five-point consensus,” Hun Sen, the chair of ASEAN, said in opening the meeting of its foreign ministers.

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