Keep Suu Kyi Out of Jail: ASEAN Envoy
BY: Phoung Vantha CAMBODIANESS Mon, June 27, 2022
Prak Sokhonn, Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanma
Prak Sokhonn pleads with Myanmar junta
PHNOM PENH – Prak Sokhonn, Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanmar, has urged the Myanmar regime not to transfer detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi to jail in Nay Pyi Taw.
“I have no doubt that the same concern resonates beyond ASEAN, considering that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is regarded internationally and by many in Myanmar as having a critical role in your country’s return to normalcy and national reconciliation through a peaceful political solution,” Prak Sokhonn said in letter to Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin.
“I would like to echo the voice of our ASEAN colleagues in urging the State Administrative Council of Myanmar to exercise compassion and facilitate the return of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the home where she was originally detained, in consideration of her fragile health and well-being, as well as fair and judicious practice of the rule of law.
“We all share the view that a peaceful national reconciliation cannot be expected when one party to the conflict is taken out of the resolution equation,” he said.
“Therefore, all our ASEAN colleagues strongly encourage the State Administrative Council of Myanmar to begin an inclusive process of national reconciliation without further delay.”
A peaceful political resolution to a conflict, no matter how complex it was, must involve the sharing of political space by all involved, he added.
Defense Minister Tea Banh has urged Myanmar to speed up the implementation of the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus to restore ASEAN unity and cohesion.
During the 16th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh on June 22, he urged Myanmar to speed up the implementation of the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus to restore ASEAN unity and cohesion.
SOURCE: CAMBODIANESS, CAMBODIA Mon, June 27, 2022