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Malaysia calls on Myanmar to end killings, release political detainees

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Malaysia calls on Myanmar to end killings, release political detainees

General view of the ASEAN leaders' meeting at the the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) secretariat building in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24, 2021. Courtesy of Laily Rachev/Indonesian Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Courtesy of Laily Rachev/Indonesian Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin called on Myanmar to end killings and violence, speaking during an gathering of Southeast Asian leaders in Jakarta on Saturday, April 24.

Muhyiddin also said he hopes Myanmar will consider Malaysia’s proposal to release political detainees promptly and unconditionally.

He was speaking at a crisis meeting on Myanmar aimed at persuading Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who led the military takeover in February that sparked turmoil in his country, to forge a path to end the violence. – Rappler.com

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