Indonesia presses for inter-party dialogue to resolve Myanmar conflict

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government urged parties involved in the recent political situation in Myanmar, following a military coup and detentions of civilian leaders, to restrain from further actions and opt for dialogue, the Foreign Affairs Ministry stated.

“Indonesia urges all parties in Myanmar to exercise self-restraint and pursue the path of dialogue in finding solutions to challenges, so as not to exacerbate the condition,” the ministry noted in an official statement released on Monday.

Reuters reported that during a raid on early Monday, the Burmese military had detained the country’s political figures from the National League for Democracy (NLD), including Leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.

According to Reuters, the military announced that the government authority had been handed over to the chief of its armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, as they asserted this measure was undertaken in response to the “fraud election” held in last year.

Indonesia expresses strong concern over this matter, and “underscores that all electoral differences be addressed in accordance with the available legal mechanism”.

“Indonesia calls for the observance of the principles of the ASEAN Charter, among other things, adherence to the rule of law, good governance, the principles of democracy, and constitutional government,” the ministry noted.

 

Source: Antara News

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