Myanmar snubbed ASEAN because Myanmar knows ASEAN needs them to exploit but they don’t need ASEAN any more

Myanmar snubbed ASEAN because Myanmar knows ASEAN needs them to exploit but they now have a better partners USA, EU, Australia etc

Myanmar declined talks offer on violence: ASEAN

KUALA LUMPUR: Myanmar has rejected an offer by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to open talks aimed at quelling deadly communal violence there, the regional bloc’s chief said on Tuesday.

ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan said he proposed setting up tripartite talks between the association, the United Nations, and Myanmar’s reformist government to prevent the violence having a broader regional impact.

But he said Myanmar turned down the offer to discuss the bloodshed in Rakhine state that has seen around 180 people killed since June in the restive west of the country.

“Myanmar believes it is their internal matter, but your internal matter could be ours the next day if you are not careful,” he told reporters after delivering a speech at a forum in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

Fresh fighting in Rakhine state this month saw another 88 killed and added to the thousands of homes torched, with tens of thousands of minority Rohingya now living in overcrowded camps. Rights groups fear the actual number killed could be much higher.

Myanmar’s quasi-civilian government, which has been lauded by Western nations for a series of democratic reforms after decades of outright military rule, has imposed emergency rule in the face of continued tension in the region.

Myanmar’s 800,000-strong Rohingya community are viewed as illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh by the government and many Burmese.

The Rohingya have long been considered by the United Nations as one of the most persecuted minorities on the planet.

– AFP/xq

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2 Responses to “Myanmar snubbed ASEAN because Myanmar knows ASEAN needs them to exploit but they don’t need ASEAN any more”

  1. drkokogyi Says:

    So…Myanmar reject OIC and ASEAN…both of them must push UNSC or UNSG to revoke RTP Right to protect and investigate at ICC.

  2. shawfekar abdul hamid Says:

    Thank you so much for this mmessages .

    On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, Dr Ko Ko Gyis Blog wrote: > drkokogyi posted: “Myanmar snubbed ASEAN because Myanmar knows ASEAN needs them to exploit but they now have a better partners USA, EU, Australia etc Myanmar declined talks offer on violence: ASEAN KUALA LUMPUR: Myanmar has rejected an offer by the Association of Southe” >

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