Myanmar junta barred at ASEAN summits over failed peace efforts


Myanmar’s military government has been barred from attending this week’s meeting of members of the ten-nation bloc Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for failing in its peace efforts.

Cambodia’s foreign minister on Saturday said the Southeast Asian regional bloc ASEAN has decided that Myanmar’s ruling generals would remain barred from any of its meetings until they show progress on a peace plan.

Prak Sokhonn, a special envoy on Myanmar and chair of this week’s ASEAN meetings, told a news conference the junta “must act in a way that shows progress is made then we will be able to act on a decision to show progress.” (Source: Arab News)