Philippines’ President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, Singapore’s President Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, US President Joe Biden, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, Laos’ Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh and Malaysia’s lower house speaker Azhar Azizan Harun during the Asean-US Summit in Phnom Penh November 12, 2022. — AFP pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 — Malaysia had reiterated its disappointment on the lack of real, timely and meaningful progress in the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus (5PC) by Myanmar’s junta to bring peace and order back to the country.
Foreign Ministry through its official Twitter account @Wisma Putra said Malaysia at the 12th Asean-United Nations (UN) Summit on Nov 11 in Phnom Penh, also highlighted the importance of the draft resolution undergoing consultations on Myanmar in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
The resolution is a manifestation of the international community’s support for the 5PC, and looked forward to the tabling and positive outcome of the resolution.
Malaysia’s statement at the Summit was delivered by Special Representative to the Prime Minister, the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun, who led the Malaysian delegation to the three-day 40th and 41st Asean Summits and Related Summits.
It said Malaysia also conveyed its appreciation to the Special Envoy for the UN Secretary General, Noeleen Heyzer, for her strong support and continuous efforts with the Special Envoy of the Asean Chair and Asean member states towards finding a peaceful and inclusive political solution in Myanmar.
“Malaysia further underscored that Asean and the United Nations (UN) should give emphasis on cooperation that would strengthen multilateralism,” it tweeted Saturday.
The current situation in Myanmar which was extensively deliberated by Asean Leaders during the 41st Asean Summit on Friday, with Asean leaders in a statement issued on the same day saying the 5PC shall remain as a valid reference in finding a solution for Myanmar and should be implemented in its entirety.
They also stated that there is a need for an implementation plan to outline concrete, practical and measurable indicators with specific timeline to support the 5PC, while Asean shall also consider exploring other approaches that could support the implementation of the 5PC, among others in bid to restore peace and stability in Myanmar.
Malaysia at the 41st Asean Summit also emphasised the need for assistance to developing countries in promoting equity, justice and empowerment through financial support, capacity building and the transfer of technology, Wisma Putra said.
Meanwhile, it added that at the 40th Asean Summit, Malaysia has underscored the importance of maintaining Asean Centrality amid evolving geopolitical trends and for Asean to leverage its geostrategic and geo-economic footprints. — Bernama