ASEAN chairman says bloc will reconsider Myanmar peace plan 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”… Read More ASEAN chairman says bloc will reconsider Myanmar peace plan if executions continue

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday urged China and members of the Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN to put pressure on Myanmar’s rulers to return to democracy and to hold it accountable to a peace deal agreed with the group. “It is incumbent on China and in China’s interest to see Burma move back… Read More U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

Myanmar military junta agrees to ASEAN ceasefire call for aid distribution

Myanmar’s military rulers have agreed to an ASEAN call for a ceasefire until the end of the year to ensure distribution of humanitarian aid, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said, citing the envoy of the southeast Asian bloc to the crisis-torn nation. Following a coup in February, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been… Read More Myanmar military junta agrees to ASEAN ceasefire call for aid distribution