Kuala Lampur: Prime Ministers of Indonesia and Malaysia said on Friday that they would seek an emergency meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) foreign ministers regarding the military coup in Myanmar.
Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin was quoted as saying by the national news agency Bernama “We fear that the political coup in Myanmar may have an impact on the regional peace and stability.”
The prime ministers said they had asked their top diplomats to contact ASEAN’s rotating chairperson in Brunei regarding the meeting.
The Myanmar military seized power hours before the new parliament was scheduled to hold its inaugural session on last Monday.
Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, was arrested alongside other senior officials, as the military accused her party of rigging the November elections.