Jakarta Post: Asean voices split over Myanmar military coup


This screengrab of a broadcast by Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) on Feb 1 shows the declaration of a one-year state of emergency in the country following the arrests of democratically elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior officials. - AFP

ASEAN member states have issued statements over a spectrum of concerns in response to the military coup currently unraveling in Myanmar amid heightened concerns of democratic backsliding in the South-East Asia region.

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from her National League for Democracy (NLD) party were detained in the early hours of Monday in an apparent coup that has raised concerns across the world.

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