MYANMAR – UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, while arriving in Jakarta, Indonesia, the current chair of ASEAN, urged the world to rethink and change its approach to the conflict in Myanmar, which is not working.
This coincides with the end of the Thai interim government’s dialogue on Myanmar crisis with the topic of full renegotiation that invited the Myanmar military council, and the ASEAN’s 5-point consensus for the Myanmar crisis, supported by the United States, did not come to fruition. Therefore, he told the media that the approach should be changed.
It has been two years since ASEAN issued 5 guidelines to the military council, but the military council is still committing war crimes, indiscriminate attacks and killings. According to the UN report, 1.5 million people in Myanmar have fled their homes, 3,679 people have been killed and thousands have been imprisoned, but the current approach has had no significant impact, Tom Andrews pointed out.
Tom Andrews continued to criticize that the meeting hosted by the Thai interim government inviting the representatives of the military council was an act that should not be done at all, and by doing so, it could risk recognising the coup military council could as the official government.