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ASEAN voices split over Myanmar military coup – Tue, February 2 2021


ASEAN member states have issued statements over a spectrum of concerns in response to the military coup currently unraveling in Myanmar amid heightened concerns of democratic backsliding in the Southeast Asia region.

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from her National League for Democracy (NLD) party were detained in the early hours of Monday in an apparent coup that has raised concerns across the world.

The Myanmar armed forces, the Tatmadaw, seized power in an alleged coup against Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government early on Monday, Reuters reported.

Indonesia, the largest democracy and the de facto leader in Southeast Asia, has called for “restraint” in a statement that lists four key points, published on Monday on its website.

In addition to expressing “concern over the recent political situation in …



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