Asean should act swiftly against Burma military junta: Indonesian MP

21-Jun-2021 Intellasia | Antaranews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

An Indonesian lawmaker sought prompt action from Asean leaders against the Myanmar military junta for its ongoing and rampant acts of violence and human rights violations.

“The Myanmar military junta, led by general Min Aung Hlaing, is not committed to stopping violence and building constructive dialog in accordance with the agreement he has reached along with Asean leaders,” member of the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission I Sukamta remarked here on Friday.

Sukamta made the statement in response to the Myanmar military torching hundreds of houses in Kinma Village in the Magway region. Only 10 of the 237 houses are still intact.

Indonesia, as a large nation, deems it necessary to adopt firm measures against the Myanmar military junta that has continued to commit violence.

The politician of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) has put forth numerous firm and stern steps for Indonesia to take in order to facilitate the settlement of political and humanitarian conflicts in Myanmar.

“First, it intensifies diplomacy, through the Asean, by encouraging countries close to Myanmar to not support the Myanmar military junta, both politically and economically,” he stressed.

Secondly, it severs economic cooperation with companies affiliated to the Myanmar military junta, he noted.

Thirdly, it brings up the matter of Myanmar at the UN session and encourages the UN to take action, he remarked.

The steps must be taken soon to prevent more from falling victims, he emphasized.

Sukamta remarked that various steps will also test the importance of Indonesia’s role and position in attaining and maintaining global peace.


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