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FACTS Asia & ARS publish report on Myanmar Crisis anniversary


Last edited: 13 Apr. | 13:38

FACTS Asia and Amador Research Services (ARS), in partnership with The Asia Foundation (TAF), began the “Myanmar Crisis as an Existential Threat to ASEAN and the Philippines’ Views and Response” webinar duology to revisit what has transpired over the two years that Myanmar has been under military rule, assess actions and statements from the international community specially ASEAN and reexamine and evaluate the Philippine response and policies regarding the issue.

The specific objectives include:

  1. To concisely define the rationale of the Tatmadaw coup, the developments after two years, and the demands of the Burmese people;

  2. To gauge the effectivity and impact of measures addressing the coup such as the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus, as well as to understand the impact of the coup on regional stability; and

  3. To provide the Philippines with the necessary information to plan, prepare, and execute appropriate responses to the coup, while taking into account the interests of the Filipino people, ASEAN, and international parties.

The first installment of the webinar titled “Myanmar Crisis: Two Years On” was held on the 20th of February 2023, featuring experts Ms. Moe Thuzar (Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Myanmar Studies Programme, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute), Mr. Thomas Benjamin Daniel (Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy and Security Studies Programme, Institute of Strategic & International Studies), and Dr. Andrea Passeri (Senior Lecturer, University of Malaya’s Department of International and Strategic Studies). The first episode focused on the discussion and analysis of the rationale behind the coup d'etat, the recent developments that transpired amid the crisis, and the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus. (Read: FACTS Press Release of Webinar 1).

The second installment of the webinar titled “The Philippine Position on the Myanmar Crisis” was held on the 7th of March 2023, featuring Philippine experts Amb. Luis Cruz (Philippine High-Level Representative to the High-Level Task Force on ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision), Prof. Tom Villarin (Lecturer, Ateneo de Manila University’s Department of Political Science), and Prof. Herman Joseph S. Kraft (Professor of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman). The second episode examined Myanmar’s relation to ASEAN and how the Philippines responded to the crisis within a fellow ASEAN member state. (Read: FACTS Press Release of Webinar 2).

Read the full report of the webinar duology, here.


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