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The purpose of this memo is to discuss the crisis in Myanmar, one of the ASEAN Member States. The situation in Myanmar has worsened after the election on 7 November 2010. It has claimed lots of lives and also has caused injuries to many people of Myanmar. This also has caused political instability in Myanmar. International media claimed that lack of coordination of the United Nations has caused this situation to happen. At this moment, ASEAN as a regional grouping which include Myanmar is being seen as the most suitable mediator in trying to find the solution to the problem. Decisions need to be taken on what course of actions those need to be taken in addressing this issue and to reduce the tension in Myanmar.
Two possible options that are viable currently are to integrate Myanmar through constructive engagement or to abolish the non interference policy in ASEAN. The first option will use a so called “soft approach” in helping Myanmar to overcome the situation. This will help Myanmar to maneuver in order to transform towards a democratic nations. On the other hand, the se…