Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn is due to make his third visit to Myanmar next month but said it would be reconsidered if more political prisoners are executed.
Cambodian PM Hun Sen said the situation in Myanmar was now worse than before the bloc issued its peace plan for the country.
Both ASEAN and the UN have come under fire from activists and rights groups for failing to do enough to resolve Myanmar’s post-coup political crisis.
Regime’s failure to implement the peace plan agreed with ASEAN means it will continue to be banned from attending the bloc’s summits.
Despite a request by ASEAN chair Hun Sen, the military regime will not allow the envoy to meet the detained democracy leader.
UN Special Rapporteur says Myanmar people can’t take another year of inaction from ASEAN.
Phnom Penh, the bloc’s current chair, says it will invite junta General Mya Tun Oo to this week’s ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting despite pleas from hundreds of CSOs.
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen warns the proposed executions will provoke a very negative reaction from the international community.
Ahead of November’s summits, ASEAN will need to see progress on its Five-Point Consensus if Phnom Penh’s call for Myanmar to return to the fold can be realized.
Current ASEAN chair Cambodia has already welcomed some of the regime’s top generals to ASEAN meetings despite their involvement in atrocities.
Cambodian leader Hun Sen’s latest effort to prevail on Min Aung Hlaing follows condemnation of the regional bloc for its lack of progress on resolving the Myanmar crisis.
The crisis is being fueled by high unemployment due to the pandemic and poor law enforcement in border areas, both by Chinese authorities and the host countries.
The National Unity Govt is taking note of which of Myanmar’s neighbors support the people, and their stances will shape relations after the revolution succeeds, she says.
In a meeting with ASEAN envoy Prak Sokhonn and current chair Hun Sen of Cambodia, Noeleen Heyzer said ‘results on the ground were urgently needed’.
Returning from Myanmar, where he mostly met with the regime leader and his associates, Prak Sokhonn said stakeholders in the country ‘insist on eliminating one another’.