JAKARTADAILY.ID - Malaysia's Foreign Minister, Saifuddin Abdullah, spoke up about the concerns that some Southeast Asian countries had regarding Cambodia's visit to Myanmar, as reported by Reuters on Thursday.
Last week, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is also the new chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), met with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing. It was the first official visit of any head of government to Myanmar ever since last year's coup, where the junta took over the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who is now convicted of multiple crimes.
Upon conversations with the press, Abdullah revealed there were different opinions among ASEAN members about the visit. Some are concerned it would legitimize the coup-makers, ignoring the international efforts to isolate them.
The situation in Myanmar has been unstable ever since the coup. The military has used deadly force to silence the protests. Armed resistance on multiple fronts is labeled as "terrorists". Thousands have been arrested to date.