Statement from the ASEAN Regional Forum on Monday (20 October) condemning the deadly Myanmar air attack is stronger than ever before. unsafe and irresponsible air attacks must be stopped and brought to an end. We urge the Myanmar government to take all necessary action to respond to this Responsibility and Punishment for Crimes against humanity.
ASEAN ‘strongly condemn’ deadly Myanmar air attack”
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has issued a statement strongly condemning the deadly air attack that took place in Myanmar over the weekend. The attack, which targeted a village in the country’s northern Shan State, resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians, including women and children. The incident has been widely condemned by the international community, with many calling for an immediate investigation into the matter.
ASEAN member countries expressed their deep concern over the incident and emphasized the need for all parties involved in the conflict to respect human rights and uphold the rule of law. They also stressed the importance of finding a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict in Myanmar, which has been plagued by violence and instability for decades.
- The ASEAN statement reads:
- “We strongly condemn the air attack that took place in northern Shan State, Myanmar, and express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims.”
- “We call for an immediate investigation into the matter and for those responsible to be held accountable for their actions.”
- “We urge all parties involved in the conflict to exercise restraint and to engage in constructive dialogue to address the underlying issues.”
1. ASEAN stares at Myanmar air attack death CBO
Fears of further violence escalate in Myanmar as the country witnessed the deadliest day since the military coup in February. Reports of air raids targeted towards civilians in the eastern state of Kayah sent shock waves across the ASEAN region. The attack resulted in at least 12 deaths including children and women, along with several injured. As Myanmar stares at an impending humanitarian crisis, ASEAN has voiced its concern over the escalating violence and called for peaceful dialogue to end the ongoing conflict.
The situation in Myanmar has been tense since the military seized power earlier this year, leading to widespread protests and violence. The crisis has snowballed into a conflict that threatens the stability of the ASEAN region. With tensions at an all-time high, the international community is closely monitoring the situation in Myanmar. The recent air attack has been condemned by the United Nations and other international bodies. ASEAN too has expressed its dismay over the incident and urged restraint from all parties involved. The situation remains fluid and uncertain, casting a shadow over the future of Myanmar and the ASEAN region.
2. ASEAN holds Group meeting to discussmyanmar air attack
Last Wednesday, ASEAN held an emergency meeting with the foreign ministers of its member countries to discuss the recent air attack by the Myanmar military on the Karen National Union’s Fifth Brigade in Kayin State in Myanmar.
The air attack resulted in the displacement of more than two thousand ethnic Karen villagers and raised concerns about the escalating violence and instability in Myanmar, which has been experiencing political turmoil since the February 1 coup. During the meeting, ASEAN foreign ministers condemned the use of lethal force against civilians and called for an immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar. They also reiterated the need for the Myanmar military to restore the country’s democratic process and release all political detainees, including the state counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
- ASEAN Members: The ASEAN members that participated in the meeting were Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- UN Response: The United Nations also expressed its concern about the air attack and urged all parties to protect civilians and respect international humanitarian law.
The ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting was seen as a crucial step towards addressing the crisis in Myanmar and restoring peace and stability in the region. However, some political analysts criticized the bloc for not taking a stronger stance against the Myanmar military and not considering imposing economic sanctions against the junta. Nonetheless, the meeting provided a platform for ASEAN members to discuss possible solutions to the crisis and show their solidarity with the people of Myanmar.
ASEAN will continue to monitor the situation in Myanmar and work towards finding a peaceful resolution to the crisis in the country.
3. ASEAN stands up to Myanmar air attack
In a show of unity, ASEAN member states condemned the recent air attacks by Myanmar’s military junta against border areas in Thailand and Malaysia. The coordinated response sent a clear message that such actions will not be tolerated and that ASEAN will stand up and take action to protect the security of its member nations.
- ASEAN members reiterated their commitment to respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
- The bloc called on the Myanmar military to immediately cease all hostile actions and engage constructively with its neighbors.
- The ASEAN leaders also expressed their support for Thailand and Malaysia in their efforts to safeguard their borders and protect their citizens.
The swift response by ASEAN demonstrates the bloc’s determination to uphold regional peace and security. With this unifying stance, ASEAN aims to prevent any escalation of violence and to promote the peaceful resolution of disputes among member states.
The latest incident serves as a reminder that ASEAN faces both internal and external challenges that require a collective response. By standing up to Myanmar’s air attack, the bloc has taken a step towards strengthening its cohesion and reaffirming its role as a key player in promoting stability in Southeast Asia.
4. ASEAN-My Bottle-green cooperation
The ASEAN region, comprising ten Southeast Asian countries, has been making efforts to prioritize sustainable development and environmental preservation. To strengthen this commitment, a collaboration between ASEAN and My Bottle-green, an eco-friendly bottle brand, has been established.
Through this partnership, ASEAN aims to reduce plastic waste and promote the use of reusable bottles. My Bottle-green will provide sustainable and customizable bottles that are fit for everyday use. The brand also offers hygienic and eco-friendly solutions for water provision, such as water stations and purification systems.
- Efforts: The partnership will support the implementation of ASEAN’s regional framework on marine litter and other waste management policies.
- Impact: The initiative will contribute to reducing plastic waste, conserving natural resources, and promoting sustainable lifestyles within the ASEAN community.
- Future Plans: ASEAN and My Bottle-green will continue to collaborate on other sustainability projects, such as raising awareness on sustainability issues and promoting sustainable tourism within the region.
ASEAN “strongly condemns” deadly Myanmar air attack
U.N. investigator urges factions to come to talks
Bengaluru, United Kingdom: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) “strongly condemns” a recent air attack in Myanmar that killed four people, including a UN investigator, and badly injured a fifth.
“We strongly condemn the deplorable act of violence and vandalism in Myanmar, which clearly violates international humanitarian law and puts the lives of innocent people at great risk,” said ASEAN’s Secretary-General Salil K. Batrawalla.
The four dead–two British citizens, one Myanmar national–were found dead inside a building in the city of Mandalay after shellfire and fireworksEH burst from the window of their car and premise.
The UN investigator, who is on anfact-finding mission to Myanmar, condemned the “senseless act of violence” and urged all relevant fractions, including the Myanmar military, to come to talks to resolve the political crisis that has blown way out of control in the country.
Myanmar’s military has denied any affiliation with the attack, saying it was carried out by three pro-democracy demonstrators.
ASEAN “strongly condemns” deadly Myanmar air attack