Myanmar’s pro-democracy unity government, consisting of members of parliament overthrown by the military coup, has told Southeast Asia’s regional bloc that it will not engage in talks until the junta releases all detained activists and protesters.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been trying a way out of the crisis triggered by the Feb. 1 coup, as it called for an end to violence and talks between the parties involved.
The military have refused the proposals to settle the crisis that emerged from an ASEAN conference last weekend attended by Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s Senior General, but the civilians were not represented
The pro-democracy National Unity Government (NUG) established this month by opponents of the military said ASEAN should be engaging with it as the legitimate representative of the people.
In a released statement, the NUG prime minister, said there must be an unconditional release of political prisoners including President Aung San Suu Kyi and the State Counsellor before any constructive dialogue can take place.