Sunday, 16 May 2021 12:44 GMT

Malaysian FM asserts call for end to Myanmar’s violence

( MENAFN ) On Tuesday, Malaysia repeated its plea for an end to violence in Myanmar and the immediate release of all people detained by the military junta since its February power grab.

Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said in a statement that “Provide space for peaceful assembly and freedom of speech. Return to the negotiating table to resolve this political crisis and avoid escalation of tensions.”

His remarks came ahead of a meeting of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Saturday.

According to the foreign minister, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will attend the special ASEAN meeting as he has received a special invitation from the bloc’s current chair, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

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