PERTAINING TO THE RECENT DETENTION OF AUNG SAN SUU KYI
The Government of Malaysia is concerned on the recent detention of Aung San Suu Kyi on 14 May 2009. Malaysia is the view that the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi will undermine the process of national reconciliation and the Road Map to Democracy in Myanmar.
2. In line with the ASEAN's Chairman Statement issued at the 14th ASEAN Summit in Cha-an Hua Hin on 1 March 2009 that the Government of Myanmar facilitates the national reconciliation process to be more inclusive and involved all stakeholders in Myanmar, Malaysia urges the Government of Myanmar to release Aung San Suu Kyi. Her immediately release including other political detainees and the inclusion of all political parties in the political process leading to the forthcoming general election in 2010 will contribute significantly to the national reconciliation process, thereby contributing to peace and prosperity in the country. Malaysia hopes that the general elections will be held in a peaceful and just manner.
3. Malaysia welcomes the proposal by Thailand as the current Chairman of ASEAN for the ASEAN Senior Officials at their meeting in Phuket on 19-20 May 2009 to discuss the present situation in Myanmar.
MINISRTY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MALAYSIA
18 MAY 2009