Indonesia To Send General On Special Mission To Myanmar Jokowi Says
Indonesia President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has announced that the country is sending a general-level military official on a special mission to Myanmar. This comes in response to the recent military coup in Myanmar and the escalating violence against protesters. Indonesia is the first ASEAN nation to take such a strong stance against the coup, and the mission is seen as a way to support the people of Myanmar in the face of repression.
Background of the Coup
The military coup in Myanmar began on February 1st, 2021, when the military seized power and declared a state of emergency. The military has declared that the November 2020 election was fraudulent, and has appointed a military-backed leader to replace the democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In response to the coup, people in Myanmar have taken to the streets in protest, leading to a violent crackdown by the military.
Indonesian Response to the Coup
The Indonesian government has condemned the military coup, and has been vocal in its support for Myanmar’s people. Jokowi has called for the immediate restoration of democracy and the release of all political prisoners. He has also called for the lifting of internet blackouts and media censorship in the country.
General’s Special Mission to Myanmar
In a bid to show its support for Myanmar’s people, Indonesia has decided to send a general-level military official on a special mission to the country. The mission is seen as a way to demonstrate Indonesia’s commitment to democracy and freedom, and to provide support to the people of Myanmar.
The Role Of the General
The general-level military official will be tasked with monitoring the situation in Myanmar, and will be given the authority to report his findings directly to the Indonesian government. The general will also be responsible for assessing the security situation in the country, and providing advice on how Indonesia can best support the people of Myanmar.
Regional Reactions To The Mission
The Indonesian mission to Myanmar has been met with support from other nations in the region. Malaysia and Singapore have both expressed their support for the mission, and have called on other ASEAN countries to do the same. Indonesia’s mission is seen as a way to provide a unified regional response to the coup, and to show support for Myanmar’s people.
The Future of the Mission
The general’s mission to Myanmar is expected to last for several weeks, and will be used as an opportunity to assess the situation on the ground and to determine the best way forward for the country. Jokowi has stated that the mission is only the first step in Indonesia’s response to the coup, and that the government is committed to doing all it can to support the people of Myanmar.
The Indonesian government’s decision to send a general-level military official on a special mission to Myanmar is an important step in showing its support for the people of Myanmar and its commitment to democracy and freedom. The mission also serves as a way to provide a unified regional response to the coup, and to demonstrate ASEAN’s solidarity in the face of repression and violence.