The ruling Myanmar military, facing a series of international anti-government protests that ousted the government three months ago, has said it will not allow the arrival of a Southeast Asian delegation until it maintains peace, raising concerns that it would create more violent protests by demonstrators and nations. small.
International leaders at the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) agreed on five points at a summit on Myanmar’s crisis last month, hosted by the February 1 conspirator, General Min Aung Hlaing.
These include an end to violence, dialogue between the military and its allies, the acceptance of humanitarian aid, and the acceptance of a visit by a special ASEAN delegation.
“In the meantime, we are prioritizing security and stability in the country,” Major Kaung Htet San, a spokesman for the military council, told the fifth television conference on Friday.
“Once we have established order and stability, we will also assist the delegates.”
The military may consider the proposals made at the summit if they can further its vision for the country, he added.
Myanmar has been embroiled in controversy since the coup, which sparked outrage among people who did not want to return to war after 50 years of economic security and development.
Demonstrations and demonstrations have taken place over several days, the most recent major democracy demonstration on Friday in the commercial capital of Yangon, and holding small demonstrations in 10 other places in the country.
Meaningless arrest, arrest
At least 774 people have been killed and more than 3,700 others arrested for fighting in opposition, according to the crisis management team.
On Saturday, state media reported that several people in Yangon had been taken away by security forces without permission.
The military has said it is fighting “terrorists”. On Friday, Kaung Htet San’s spokesman said more arrests had been made than those announced in public.
The ASEAN summit on April 24 in Jakarta was hailed as a victory for those who attended, but critics and protesters still doubt that Myanmar spies will achieve five goals, which have not been mentioned or mentioned in the release of political prisoners, including defeated leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Kaung Htet San says ASEAN leaders have given a good idea to Min Aung Hlaing, but whether they will be followed or not depends on the situation in Myanmar, and whether their ideas “can help us with our other vision”.
Thirty soldiers are said to have been killed Friday in clashes with the Kachin Independence Army in Kachin state of Myanmar. Source told the RFA that tensions have escalated between the Armed Forces and the Karen National Liberation Army in Karen State.
– Free Asian Radio (@RadioFreeAsia) May 7, 2021
Conflicts erupted again
Hopes of stability at any time in Myanmar soon appear to be in jeopardy, with clashes between the military and small groups along the border and the occasional bomb blasts and corruption in its major cities.
The military has claimed to be fighting a war of attrition and all groups remain committed to fighting the war around the world.
It has also criticized the number of city explosions in pro-government groups that Aung San Suu Kyi ousted. At least four bombshells were reported early Saturday.
The recently formed National Unity Government, a coalition of anti-government groups, said the military had planned to detonate bombs as a ploy to crush their enemies.
Two local media outlets on Friday said Kachin Independence Army (KIA) militants had attacked and killed 30 Myanmar soldiers as they tried to march on the river, citing locals and a KIA source.
The KIA also criticized the military for using an eagle bomb during an air raid, according to Kachin government reports.
Al Jazeera could not confirm this on his own due to a ban on reports.
Kaung Htet San said the violence and conflict would be handled by the military “in the right way”.
The Army has had a few months available online in an attempt to disrupt the protest process and this week banned foreign TV receivers.
Kaung Htet San says the military respects the right of people to access information, but external social media is being used to share things that “threaten national security”.
He also said security had been beefed up to protect the pipelines, following a security crackdown in another area near Mandalay this week.
Myanmar has oil pipelines to China, a country that many in Myanmar believe has helped spies gain considerable wealth during the ban and isolation.
China has said it will not take part in the war and wants a stable Myanmar.
Meanwhile, US Campaign 4 Burma in Washington, DC continues to press for the United Nations Security Council to help end the violence in Myanmar by supporting global arms embargoes.
“Prohibition of weapons, while not addressing all of Burma’s problems, will enhance the security of the Burmese people, including all religions and minorities,” the group said, referring to the country as an old name.