Myanmar believes new ASEAN chair will rule with fairness – spokesman

A worker adjusts an ASEAN flag at a meeting hall in Kuala Lumpur
A worker adjusts an ASEAN flag at a meeting hall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/Files

January 14, 2022

(Reuters) – Myanmar believes that Cambodia will rule with fairness during its chairmanship this year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a spokesman for its ruling military council said on Friday.

There were “good results” from a visit to Myanmar last week by Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, Myanmar junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun told a regular briefing. He also said international pressure on Myanmar had not dialed down, but Myanmar would not bow to it.

(Reporting by Reuters Staff; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Ed Davies)