Military junta coup leader Min Aung Hling was invited to the ASEAN summit in Jakarta, where countries in the region jointly demanded promises.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo emphasized after the crisis talks with Min Aung Hlaing that the military should stop using force against the people.
Satisfied after the conversation
“Violence must stop and democracy, stability and peace be restored in Myanmar,” said Widodo, the current chair of the Regional Cooperation Organization of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
ASEAN leaders stated that they are satisfied with the talks:
“It is better than we expected,” said Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
It is reported that the leaders of the coup in Myanmar have agreed to rein in the country’s security forces, which have acted violently during the protests. In addition, a request for the release of political prisoners was submitted, which the leader of the Military Council did not reject:
Muhyiddin Yassin said: – It is good that he did not reject what was raised by my colleagues and I.
The five points aimed at resolving the crisis also require political dialogue, allowing humanitarian aid to enter the country, and granting ASEAN a special envoy for the crisis.
The meeting was the first coordinated international initiative to end the unrest in the country, which was led by the army from 1962-2011.
The opposition welcomes
The Myanmar opposition movement NUG (National Unity Government), created as a shadow government parallel to the junta junta, welcomes the conclusion of the ASEAN meeting.
“We look forward to resolute efforts by ASEAN to follow up on the decision and re-establish our democracy and our freedom,” a spokesman for the National Unity Government wrote in a statement.
The message came from the summit at a time when the Myanmar military was once again cracking down on demonstrators critical of the regime. At least one person was killed in the capital, Naypyidaw, according to statements obtained by Agence France-Presse.
The anti-junta protests on Saturday related to the ASEAN decision to invite the coup plotters.
More than 700 people have been killed since the February 1 coup this year. Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been jailed since the coup.