General Min Aung Hlaing, the head of Myanmar’s junta government, has come under fire on his first foreign trip since taking power through a coup. This has been said in the news of BBC media.
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have called on General Min to end the killings.
Min Aung Hlaing arrived in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Saturday to attend the ASEAN summit of 10 Southeast Asian nations after ousting an elected government led by Myanmar’s State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi in February.
Leaders of the ASEAN Alliance have called for an immediate end to the ongoing killings, atrocities and bloodshed in Myanmar if they attend the conference in Jakarta. The leaders demanded the unconditional release of political prisoners at the conference.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhiuddin Yassin have demanded the unconditional release of Myanmar’s political prisoners. “The rebel leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, are being held captive,” he said. The stalemate in Myanmar must end immediately. ”
Pro-democracy protests erupted on February 1 after the army seized power, arresting and detaining several political leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi. So far, more than 600 people have been killed in the protests by law enforcement. More than three thousand people have been detained.