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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has always been hampered by its “non-interference” principle amid rising human rights violations in the region.
But the recent summit on the Myanmar crisis led to a “consensus statement” calling for an end to the violence in the country and for all parties involved to talk, among others. Activists and critics, however, said the statement is not enough.
On Thursday, May 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to analyst Joshua Kurlantzick on how the ASEAN can strengthen its role in ending the worsening crisis in Myanmar.
Kurlantzick is a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was previously a visiting scholar studying regional politics and economics at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
How strong is the latest ASEAN statement? What are its flaws?
Catch the interview at 7 pm on Thursday, May 6. – Rappler.com
Watch previous Southeast Asia Speaks episodes:
- Analyst Ben Bland on China’s pandemic diplomacy
- Antonio Carpio on West PH Sea and leading a political movement
- Lawyer Ruben Carranza on what new ICC prosecutor means for the Philippines
- Journalist Gwen Robinson on the future of Myanmar
- Ambassador Gerard Ho Wei Hong on Singapore’s leadership during COVID-19 pandemic