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Indonesia calls for restraint in Myanmar coup

 Dian Septiari The Jakarta Post Mon, February 1, 2021

 JAKARTA – Indonesia has called for restraint in the aftermath of a military coup that is currently still unfolding in Myanmar.

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other 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. The Foreign Ministry listed four key points in a statement calling for calm, published on Monday on its website. As the largest democracy and the de facto leader in Southeast Asia, Indonesia expressed “concern over the recent political situation in Myanmar” and called for Myanmar to observe the principles of the ASEAN Charter, including rule of law, good governance.
SOURCE: The Jakarta Post, Indonesia Mon, February 1, 2021

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