Statement on The Honourable Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s “The Future of ASEAN” address on 10 February 2023

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

National Unity Government

President Office

Announcement No. (1/2023)

February 15, 2023

The National Unity Government welcomes The Honourable Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s remarks on Myanmar during his “The Future of ASEAN” keynote address on 10 February 2023.

The Malaysian Prime Minister spoke with conviction and authority in calling for a “strong consensus in giving a strong message to the Myanmar regime” to end its discrimination, marginalisation, intimidation and perpetration of violence against the people of Myanmar.

Prime Minister Anwar also issued a clear call to action in pressing for new ASEAN mechanisms to end the junta’s atrocities against the people. This process must see direct engagement with the National Unity Government, ethnic organisations and Myanmar civil society, and further pressure piled on the junta including by blocking its representatives from all ASEAN meetings and forums.

The National Unity Government extends its continued partnership to ASEAN and its full support to Indonesia as ASEAN Chair. We also express our deep gratitude to Prime Minister Anwar and to H.E. Dato’ Seri Diraja Dr. Zambry Abd. Kadir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, for their abiding solidarity with the Myanmar people.