THE ADOPTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION ON THE SITUATION IN MYANMAR, 18 JUNE 2021
Malaysia welcomes the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on the Situation in Myanmar on 18 June 2021 (New York time). Malaysia supported and voted in favour of the resolution in line with our position for a continued constructive engagement in contributing to a peaceful resolution and the return to normalcy in Myanmar.
The resolution which received 119 affirmative votes, 1 against and 36 abstentions, calls for the end of violence as well as the prompt release of detained political leaders, which is vital for conducive and inclusive national dialogue and reconciliation. More importantly, the resolution calls for the swift implementation of the Five-Point Consensus reached at the Leaders’ Meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held on 24 April 2021 and the urgent need for cooperation between all stakeholders in Myanmar with the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair to Myanmar and ASEAN as a whole.
Malaysia emphasised that its support for the adoption of the UNGA resolution was to ensure for an immediate end to the violence and positively contribute towards improving the situation on the ground in Myanmar.
Malaysia remains resolute and stands ready to engage constructively and galvanise efforts with the international community towards resolving the situation in Myanmar.
19 JUNE 2021