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Monday, June 21, 2021

ASEAN’s Future Will Be Decided in Myanmar

FP
By Evan A. Laksmana,
JUNE 21, 2021
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The prospect of an open-ended mission to restore democracy in Myanmar is making the Southeast Asian bloc's leaders uneasy.

Protesters holding signs with the image of detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Feb. 12. SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES


Can the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) thrive amid worsening regional flash points, from the South China Sea to the crisis in Myanmar? Set up in 1967 to promote regional stability and economic growth, ASEAN has never coalesced into a powerful, integrated community like the European Union, nor does it seek to become one. But the bloc has nonetheless been useful: It has largely kept the peace in the region, mainly through slow-burning dialogues and confidence building among its members, which, in turn, has allowed Southeast Asian countries to focus on domestic stability and economic development.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Singapore to take up Rohingya issue at ASEAN Summit

Prothum Alo------   
UNB . Dhaka
Oct 25, 2019
Singapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Thursday said his country would raise the Rohingya issue at the 35th ASEAN Summit that will begin in Bangkok on 31 October.

The Singaporean minister’s remarks came as Bangladesh seeks sustainable return of Rohingyas to their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

The issue came up for discussion when a delegation from Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs headed by its chairman M Faruk Khan called on the foreign minister of Singapore at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

PM seeks Singapore's cooperation for quick Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka Tribune
Tribune Desk
October 5th, 2019
Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi on Friday, October 4, 2109 Focus Bangla

The premier reminded Heng Swee Keat that they put up the Rohingya issue before the world while her country was chair of the Asean

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought cooperation from Singapore for speedy repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Myanmar citizens deported from Singapore over alleged insurgent ties remanded in custody

REUTERS
July 26, 2019
YANGON (Reuters) - Six Myanmar nationals deported from Singapore over alleged links to an ethnic minority insurgent group were remanded in custody in Yangon on Friday, a court spokesman said, as relatives of the accused said they were being held incommunicado.
Ohn Tin, the mother of Hein Zaw, the arrested Arakanese Association-Singapore chairperson, speaks to the media outside of Mayangon court in Yangon, Myanmar, July 26, 2019. REUTERS/Myat Kyaw Thu 
“We issued another remand this morning for them,” Min Thant, an information officer at the Western District Court in the commercial capital of Yangon, told Reuters by telephone, without giving further details.

The five men and one woman were arrested in Singapore in early July and later deported to Myanmar, where they were arrested shortly after arriving.

Nine held in Myanmar in Arakan Army fundraising probe

Frontier
MYANMAR
Friday, July 26, 2019 
By AFP

Ko Tin Hlaing Oo from Arakan Association (Singapore) arrives at Yangon International Airport after being deported from Singapore on July 10 along with three others over alleged links to the Arakan Army. (Thuya Zaw | Frontier)


YANGON
— Nine people subject to a police probe over fundraising for the Arakan Army in Rakhine State were remanded in custody Friday, including several recently deported from Singapore.

Among the deportees is Ko Aung Myat Kyaw, who is believed to be the brother of Brigadier General Tun Myat Naing, the chief of the AA.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Singaporeans advised to avoid travelling to Myanmar's Rakhine State amid violence



SINGAPORE: Singaporeans have been advised to avoid travelling to several areas in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State and Chin State due to violent clashes there.

In a travel advisory dated Jul 1, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said Singaporeans should avoid the townships of Buthidaung, Kyauktaw, Maungdaw, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Ponnagyun and Rathedaung in northern Rakhine State, as well as Paletwa township in neighbouring Chin State. Advertisement

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

MHA arrests at least six supporters of Myanmar insurgent group in Singapore

THE STRAITSTIMES
Political Correspondent


SINGAPORE -
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has arrested a group of Myanmar nationals for using Singapore to mobilise support for armed violence against their government.

Their actions in support of the Arakan Army (AA), an armed group that has conducted violent attacks in Myanmar, are “inimical to Singapore’s security”, MHA said in a statement on Wednesday (July 10). It added that those found involved in activities of security concern will be deported.
The ministry’s statement came following reports in the Myanmar media that six leaders of the Arakan Association (Singapore) had been picked up, and that their computers and mobile phones were seized.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Asean cannot ask Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation

The  Daily Star
Wednesday, "February 13, 2019"

Says Singapore foreign minister in parliament

Asean cannot discuss citizenship of Rohingyas with Myanmar, but is ready to provide healthcare and education, said Singapore's foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan in parliament yesterday.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Singapore's support

Singapore to strengthen ties with Bangladesh's new govt
Independent Online Desk
 
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday thanked Singapore for standing beside Bangladesh with humanitarian assistance and also urged for its continued support to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

The Consul of Singapore in Bangladesh William Chik met Foreign Minister Dr Momen in latter's office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and discussed various issues of mutual interests.
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