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Singapore PM, Indonesia Pres. Push Harder on Myanmar Peace Plan

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Singapore’s Prime Minister met with the President of Indonesia on Thursday, discussing ways to push ASEAN and the UN into taking a harder stance on Myanmar.

Myanmar’s military has maintained an iron grip on the country since launching a bloody coup in February 2021.

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke with the press after meeting with President Joko Widodo of Indonesia.

He said that the leaders regret the lack of progress on a peace plan led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Myanmar.

“Singapore will continue working with Indonesia and ASEAN members, plus ASEAN’s partners like the UN, to push for the full implementation of the five-point consensus,” he continued, Reuters reports.

In addition to the peace plan, Singapore and Indonesia agreed to work together on the development of renewable energy. The agreement was among several other agreements signed by the two countries during the meeting.

Other political figures have urged Myanmar to stop the violence and submit to the ASEAN peace plan, including Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrhim.

Meanwhile, the Quad countries (Australia, India, Japan, and the United States) have also expressed deep concern about the deteriorating situation in Myanmar and called for an end to the ongoing violence.

Multinational conglomerates have also taken action against the Military Coup, with Social media companies taking down pro-junta accounts that produce violent and misogynistic content.

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