Yangon, July (24)

The coup leader General Min Aung Hlaing’s promise to allow ASEAN special envoy to meet with the imprisoned civilian leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is uncertain, according to political analysts.

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhoon, the ASEAN special envoy to Myanmar, revealed that during his second visit to Myanmar, the military leader promised to allow him to meet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the future.

U Than Soe Naing, a political analyst, said that despite the military council’s promise, there is uncertainty because they have not given a specific time frame, and they can only think about this issue when it faces more crisis.

“Right now, the military council stands up to the current situation, so they won’t think about it. With international pressure and internal fighting accelerating, I think the matter will be taken into consideration only when the problem is more severe. And it will not be an effective solution,” U Than Soe Naing told Than Lwin Times.

The ASEAN special envoy said in an interview with Channel News Asia that he hoped to use Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s influence to end violence, and he would ask her if her principle of non-violence could influence all the armed factions in order to stop violence.

Veteran politician U Pe Than noted that the military council will only treat Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as a prisoner, and it is impossible to use her as a political intermediary under the current political landscape.

He added that there is a possibility that the military council will allow Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to meet with the ASEAN special envoy only after the 2023 general election.

Currently, there have been ongoing battles between the regime forces and ethnic armed groups as well as the People’s Defense Forces.

The coup leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, expressed three preconditions during a meeting with the ASEAN special envoy that the government should not be destroyed, not replaced, and the 2008 Constitution should be considered as the basic principle of peace talks to bring about political dialogue.

News – Than Lwin Times

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