The situation in Myanmar is very grim since the military coup in the country on February 1. Following this severe event, Myanmar is going through difficult times that no one imagined.
People of various communities are on the roads to fight against the military junta in Myanmar. Not just this, the military junta is also facing severe criticism from across the world.
World leaders are exhorting the military junta to restore the democratic rule in Myanmar. But nothing is sufficient to influence the military heads of Myanmar.
Strong Defense From Junta’s Foreign Minister
Recently, a meeting between the Myanmar junta’s foreign minister and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers held. The Myanmar junta’s foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin protected the interests of his side in Tuesday meeting.
In the Tuesday meeting, he strongly defended the junta’s plan to restore democracy. In the meeting, Southeast Asian foreign ministers put pressure on the army to allow a regional agreement to end the crisis.
However, Wunna Maung Lwin didn’t pay attention to the demands from the ASEAN members. And the junta has not agreed on holding political talks with its opponents.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers looked disappointed at the meeting in China. It is due to the poor progress from Mynamar on resolving the crisis situation since ousting the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.
Implementation of Five-Point Future Program to Control Grim Situation
Junta appointed foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin told the ASEAN-China foreign ministers about the military’s progress. The junta representative said Myanmar has made progress after the implementation of a five-step roadmap by the junta.
The junta’s foreign minister called the five-point roadmap the only option to maintain a disciplined democratic rule in Myanmar. He even said that this future program includes taking preventive Covid-19 measures.
Besides, it also encompasses appointing a new election commission to look into alleged election fraud by Suu Kyi’s party in the November election. The military justified its actions to seize power after 10 years of efforts to establishing democracy in Myanmar.
Moreover, it said the former election commission didn’t entertain its complaints regarding election fraud. Over 4,500 political people including Aung San Suu Kyi are currently under detention in Myanmar.
ASEAN members have asked for the release of political detainees and restoring normalcy in Myanmar. At least 849 protesters have lost their lives in protests against the security forces. Communities who have seen killings of their people are now fighting the military with homemade rifles.