Myanmar strongly protests and rejects the remarks of the Malaysian Foreign Minister proposing ASEAN establish informal engagement with terrorist group so-called the National Unity Government (NUG)

Ministry of Information/ Naypyitaw / May 03, 2022

THE Ministry has observed a news article published in the Malaymail on 1 May 2022 entitled “Malaysia will propose ASEAN to establish an informal engagement with the National Unity Government (NUG), says the Foreign Minister”.

The Ministry recalls the fact that the Anti-Terrorism Central Committee of Myanmar has officially declared the unlawful associations – the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), the National Unity Government (NUG), People’s Defence Force (PDF) and all their subordinates – as terrorist groups by its Notification No. 2/2021 on 8 May 2021 under the Anti-Terrorism Law of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

The Ministry strongly protests and rejects the irresponsible and reckless remarks and proposals made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia. Such remarks could abet terrorism and violence in the country, hampering the Myanmar Government’s anti-terrorism efforts and infringe international agreements related to combatting terrorism. The Ministry cautions the government officials and parliamentarians of Malaysia against making contacts or communicating as well as providing support and assistance to those terrorist groups and their representatives in future.