Malaysians in Myanmar advised to adhere to safety advisories by local authorities –Foreign Affairs Ministry

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PUTRAJAYA FEB.1: Malaysia views with serious concern over the latest developments in Myanmar today and as such calls on Myanmar military and all relevant parties to give utmost priority to the maintenance of peace and security in the country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, the military and all relevant parties should also uphold the rule of law and resolve any electoral discrepancies through established legal mechanisms and dialogue in a peaceful manner.

“As a close neighbour and member of ASEAN, Malaysia continues to advocate for peace and stability, which are essential for progress and prosperity of all in this region including in Myanmar.

“Malaysia reaffirms the strong support for Myanmar’s democratic transition, peace process and inclusive economic development,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its statement here today.

The statement added, the unity sought by the people of Myanmar continues to depend on the unity achieved among her leaders. Malaysia supports the continuation of discussion among Myanmar’s leaders to avoid adverse consequences to the people and the state of Myanmar, especially in the current and difficult COVID-19 pandemic situation.

The Foreign Ministry also reiterated, in relation to the current situation in Myanmar, all Malaysians staying there are advised to remain calm, vigilant and continue to adhere to the safety advisories of the local authorities.

The ministry also advised, for consular assistance and emergency matters, the Embassy of Malaysia in Yangon may be contacted at the following, Embassy of Malaysia in Yangon, phone number +959772220230 email [email protected]

The statement issued by the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was in view of Myanmar’s current situation where the military had staged a coup on Monday, detaining de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and declaring they have taken control of the country for one year under a state of emergency.

The intervention came after weeks of rising tensions between the military which had ruled the country for nearly five decades and the civilian government over allegations of fraud in November’s elections.

Last week the military had signalled that they could seize power to settle their claim of irregularities in the polls, which Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party won easily. –Malaysia World News


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