Can ASEAN leaders broker a deal to end violence in Myanmar? | DW News

About This Source - DW News

DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, established in summer 2015.

Recent from DW News:

  • Afghanistan’s Hazara people targeted for their faith | DW News
  • Big tech fails to recognize African languages | DW News
  • Belarus: How safe are critical journalists currently? | DW News
  • DW News published this video item, entitled “Can ASEAN leaders broker a deal to end violence in Myanmar? | DW News” – below is their description.

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc faces its toughest test in decades on Saturday when its leaders hold a special summit in the Indonesian capital Jakarta to discuss the political turmoil in Myanmar.

    So far, the bloc’s response to the crisis has been mixed. Brunei, which holds the ASEAN chairmanship this year, issued a strong statement soon after the February 1 coup. Meanwhile, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have employed tougher language than usual over the internal politics of a fellow member. But several of the region’s authoritarian countries, which have veto power in an organization run on the principle of consensus-based decision-making, are believed to be ready to oppose any attempt by ASEAN to backtrack from its long-held policy of non-interference. The main problem for ASEAN, according to sources who spoke to DW, is it has “neither the carrots nor the sticks” with which to entice Myanmar’s military junta to fundamentally alter its ways.

    DW News YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Brunei

    Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the insular Malaysian state of Sarawak.

    It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island’s territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei’s population was 428,963 in 2018.

    The government is an absolute monarchy under the Sultan, which implements a combination of English common law and sharia law, as well as direct general Islamic practices.

    2 Recent Items: Brunei

  • U.K. Reopens Travel to 12 Locations as Tourist Hotspots Miss Out
  • Travel ‘green list’ announced by Grant Shapps
  • In This Story: Coup

    A coup d’état or just coup is the removal and seizure of a government and its powers. Typically, it is an illegal, unconstitutional seizure of power by a political faction, the military, or a dictator.

    5 Recent Items: Coup

  • Myanmar Junta Starts Suu Kyi’s Trial
  • Mali political crisis: UN calls for free, fair polls minus coup leaders
  • Trial of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi begins – BBC News
  • Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial
  • Myanmar junta to start Aung San Suu Kyi’s first trial since February coup
  • In This Story: Indonesia

    Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a transcontinental country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, and New Guinea. Jakarta is the capital.

    2 Recent Items: Indonesia

  • Tin mining of seabeds off Indonesia threatens fishing and the environment
  • McDonald’s BTS meal frenzy forces Indonesian outlets to close over Covid-19 fears
  • In This Story: Jakarta

    Jakarta, Indonesia‘s massive capital, sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java. A historic mix of cultures – Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European – has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine. The old town, Kota Tua, is home to Dutch colonial buildings, Glodok (Jakarta’s Chinatown) and the old port of Sunda Kelapa, where traditional wooden schooners dock.

    2 Recent Items: Jakarta

  • Indonesian women turn waste plastic into construction bricks
  • Super blood moon and lunar eclipse stun spectators around the world
  • In This Story: Malaysia

    Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers. 

    2 Recent Items: Malaysia

  • Daily Climate Show: NATO leaders agree to make climate change a top priority
  • Malaysia extends COVID-19 lockdown until end of June
  • In This Story: Myanmar

    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

    2 Recent Items: Myanmar

  • Myanmar Junta Starts Suu Kyi’s Trial
  • Trial of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi begins – BBC News
  • In This Story: Singapore

    Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia.

    The country’s territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country’s independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country has almost 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil; with English being the lingua franca.

    2 Recent Items: Singapore

  • Travel bubble with Singapore in sight | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • Bloomberg Green: Your City Isn’t Climate-Proof
  • Leave a Comment