To Remain Relevant, ASEAN Must Not Fall for Myanmar Junta’s Ploy

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on Nov. 21, 2022, 10:28 a.m.

The recent release of some political prisoners will do little to resolve the ongoing crisis, as thousands of political prisoners remain detained, hundreds of thousands of people have lost their homes, and innocent civilians remain at risk of being killed by air strikes.  

While it may be taken as a diplomatic success for ASEAN and the international community, ASEAN needs to use caution, as the Myanmar junta has used this go-to strategy of delaying and defusing ASEAN and international efforts to resolve political crises since back in the 1990s. 

Khin Oo

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