A spokesman for China at the United Nations said that his country hopes that all parties in Myanmar will put the people’s interests first and engage in dialogue to express their differences. “Everything that the Security Council does should focus on political and social stability in Myanmar, not the increase in tensions.”
Meanwhile, Western countries are not standing idly by. The United States has blacklisted senior officers and several ministries and military conglomerates in Myanmar. The European Union is also preparing to impose sanctions.
But the effect of these measures will be disappointing, since the United States and the European Union are not major trading partners of Myanmar. China as well, but that country keeps its powder dry. But you should take action soon, Van den Assum thinks. “If China didn’t come up with anything now, that would be serious.”
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What about other countries in Southeast Asia? Traditionally, they prefer not to get involved in each other’s internal affairs. Perhaps it is no wonder when you think that out of the ten countries in Southeast Asia, there are two countries led by soldiers after a coup, two communist states and no elections, in two countries there has been one party in power for more than 20 years and Bloomberg News reported that one country is An absolute monarchy. Only the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia have witnessed a peaceful transition of power from one party to the other in recent years.
It is no coincidence that those three countries, plus Singapore, on Tuesday called for Myanmar’s release of Aung San Suu Kyi and the restoration of democracy.