Thailand working ‘relentlessly’ to solve Myanmar crisis: PM

BANGKOK: Thailand is "working relentlessly” to bring an end to the crisis in neighbouring Myanmar where rebel groups have been clashing with the military-government, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin (pic).

Srettha’s administration is working with Laos, the current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and other member nations on the Myanmar issue, the premier told Nikkei’s Future of Asia Forum in Tokyo on Friday (May 24). Thailand is scaling up humanitarian assistance for Myanmar people along Thailand’s border where conflicts have been raging, Srettha said.

"We’re working together relentlessly for a peaceful, stable and unified Myanmar,” Srettha said. "We want to see Myanmar back on the path of democracy.”

Thailand is stepping up efforts to resolve the conflict in Myanmar as it shares a long border with it and has to regularly deal with an influx of refugees fleeing the clashes. Violence has intensified in recent months as the military-government led by Min Aung Hlaing struggles to keep up with a multi-front conflict from several armed ethnic groups.

The clashes have also cast doubts about junta’s pledge to hold an election more than three years since it seized power in a coup and ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. - Bloomberg

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Myanmar , Thailand , Srettha , solution , Asean


Next In Aseanplus News

Runaway golf buggy plunges off second tier of driving range at Singapore's Keppel Club
At least 42 killed in Israeli strikes in Gaza City refugee camp, neighbourhood
Vietnam power generation, daily consumption hit new record high amid heatwave
Thai PM Srettha touts plans for casinos and nuclear power in first TV talk
Indonesian ministry and Bank Syariah commit to global halal hub in Indonesia
Philippines council recommends continuing resupply missions to South China Sea shoal
Vietnam PM Pham to attend WEF meeting of the New Champions in Dalian city next week
Second Hongkonger charged under Article 23 law in a week over sedition offences
China’s mega online shopping festivals losing lustre as Chinese tighten their belts
Medical Mysteries - Singapore baby with 1 in 100 million brain stem tumour survives and thrives against all odds

Others Also Read