One year on, Asean's 5-point consensus on Myanmar yet to see desired results

In this file photo taken on February 1, 2016, Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after the new lower house parliamentary session in Naypyidaw. Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to hear the first verdict in one of her corruption trials next week, a source close to the case told AFP on April 19, 2022, where she faces a possible 15 years in jail. - AFP

KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK, April 24 (Bernama): Exactly a year ago today the Asean Leaders’ Meeting (ALM) in Jakarta, Indonesia mooted a plan that aimed to help resolve the political impasse in Myanmar and to restore law and order in the country following the Feb 1, 2021 coup.

Known as 5-Point Consensus (5PCs), the plan appeared convincing and showcased a united stand of the 10 member grouping on troubled Myanmar. The 5PCs was welcomed by other parties too, including the United States and the United Nations as there was an urgency in finding ways to stop the crackdown on anti coup protesters by the Tatmadaw (military).

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