China, Russia Back Calls for ASEAN Special Summit on Crisis in Post-Coup Myanmar — Radio Free Asia

China and Russia have backed calls for an ASEAN leaders’ meeting to discuss the turmoil in post-coup Myanmar, where military and security forces unleashed their guns and killed more than 500 pro-democracy protesters during the past two months.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with its share of former military leaders and one-party states, has been roundly criticized for not reaching a consensus on how to deal with member-state Myanmar’s junta after the military overthrew an elected government on Feb. 1.

“China firmly supports the ASEAN in promoting peace talks with the ASEAN way, and supports holding a special meeting of ASEAN leaders to mediate Myanmar’s situation at an early date,” Wang said after meeting with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein on Thursday, a statement on the Chinese foreign ministry’s website said.

Source: China, Russia Back Calls for ASEAN Special Summit on Crisis in Post-Coup Myanmar — Radio Free Asia