After much uproar and outrage over the violence, Southeast Asian leaders will hold talks over the Myanmar crisis Saturday.
The crisis meeting will take place with Myanmar military junta‘s leader Min Aung Hlaing. He has been facing the wrath of world leaders for the military coup in Myanmar.
The crackdown has claimed more than 700 human lives. An estimated 250,000 people have been displaced as per the UN envoy.
The military crackdown has put Myanmar’s democratically elected top leaders under house arrest.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and the Sultan of Brunei will join other Southeast Asian leaders. However, the military general’s involvement in the talks has angered activists. For the shadow government of the ousted lawmakers of Myanmar were not invited.
Moreover, ASEAN generally does not intervene much in the country’s internal affairs. While the EU and US have already imposed sanctions to decapacitate the military junta.
Sanctions to break military backbone aim at ending the Myanmar crisis
World countries have also condemned the Tatmadaw’s sudden grab of power in this way. Since February 1, 2021, Myanmar has been living under military rule. The country is now experiencing stifling dissent and detention of pro-democracy leaders.
There has been violence, bloodshed all over by the military junta. Moreover, the clampdown on peaceful protesters and subsequent killing of over 500 people is what worries the world countries.
Meanwhile, the major world powers now aim to destroy the military junta’s business interests- ruby and jade trade.
There is total suppression of communication in Myanmar. These shutdowns and attacks on freedom of expression manifest the brutal stifling methods in use by Tatmadaw.
Myanmar is a country with a record of fighting between the military junta and rebel ethnic armies. Now the crisis talks aim at finding a long-term resolution to the country’s woes.
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