Why Indonesia’s Political Attitude not Strong in Myanmar’s Military Coup? Regional Political Studies for Elections and Democracy

Osbin Samosir

Abstract


The Indonesian government has taken steps to reduce the level of political violence in Myanmar. This effort is one way of political and humanitarian responsibility for the advancement of democracy in the Southeast Asian region. This effort is one of the unusual actions because it is outside the agreement made by countries in the Southeast Asian region. The actions of the Myanmar military junta who have committed murders against their own citizens cannot be seen with a blind eye by their neighbors, namely Indonesia. Thousands of citizens who support Myanmar’s democratic government have been forced into detention by the military junta that carried out the coup. The Activist Group Organization for Assistant Political Prisoners (AAPP) reported that as of Wednesday, April 7, at least 581 civilians who were demonstrating were killed by the Myanmar Military Junta. The purpose of this study is to find out and reveal why the Indonesian government dared to offer the initiative to stop political unrest in Myanmar and how it affected Indonesia. The informants of this research consisted of officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, international political observers, and lecturers of international relations.


Keywords


Military coup; Indonesia’s efforts; Myanmar elections; Human right

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