Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 8 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen wrote on his Facebook on Saturday that those who oppose the ceasefire want people to die of war, and those who oppose humanitarian relief want people to die of starvation and illness, in particular no vaccines to fight against COVID19.

“ASEAN and its aspiring partners, as well as Myanmar itself, still have a long way to go to implement the ceasefire and provide effective assistance,” the premier underlined.

Premier Hun Sen also reiterated that the purpose of his visit to Myanmar is to assist the country in ending violence and civil war through ceasefire and humanitarian relief without discrimination.

During the premier’s visit, Myanmar’s senior general Min Aung Hlaing informed Cambodian premier Hun Sen that the Myanmar government had declared a five-month ceasefire with all Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) until the end of February 2022 and decided to further extend it until end of 2022, according to the joint press release seen by Fresh News on 7 January 2022.

The senior general has also assured the facilitation of the visit of the special envoy to Myanmar and to meet with all parties concerned including EAOs taking into account of the prevailing situation in Myanmar.