We’ve Lost Hope in ASEAN
Friday, 11 June 2021
Dr. Sasa carries out his duties as International Cooperation Minister and Spokesperson for National Unity Government (NUG), Myanmar’s parallel government, from an undisclosed hiding place. He moves from one discussion forum to the next to lobby for support from the international community. Sasa has been in contact with international leaders and politicians from the US, UK, EU or even Japan, yet he has been unsuccessful in establishing communication with ASEAN. He presses ASEAN to take a more prominent role in resolving the crisis in his home country, among others, by promptly appointing a special envoy to mediate dialog between the NUG and junta leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing. According to him the five point consensus from the ASEAN Summit has not been followed up.
ALWAYS looking dapper in a suit, Dr. Sasa as he is familiarly known, juggles discussion forums via video conferencing. He never once reveals his location and only via virtual presence, the politician who hailed from Lailenpi village in Chin State, in the western part of Myanmar represents the National United Government (NUG) in the international arena. The NUG is a parallel government in exile formed by a coalition of pro-democracy civil soc...
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