FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM
The new Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Special Envoy to Burma, Alounkeo Kittikhoun, met with Min Aung Hlaing and regime officials in Naypyidaw on Jan. 10.
Regime media reported that the ASEAN Special Envoy to Burma will also meet with leaders of ethnic armed groups and political parties in Yangon and Naypyidaw this week. Kittikhoun previously served as an official in the Lao Prime Minister’s Office and as envoy to the U.N.
He was appointed Special Envoy to Burma by Laos as it assumed the ASEAN Chair on Jan. 1. Indonesia, the previous chair, and Malaysia, the future chair, have formed a Troika with Laos to deal with Burma’s political crisis. No Indonesian representative accompanied Kittikhoun on his trip. The ASEAN Five Point Consensus has failed to stop violence in Burma.