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Opinion

Democratic states should recognize Myanmar's National Unity Government

International support would test ASEAN's commitment to resolving the crisis

| Myanmar
Protesters release balloons during the welcoming NUG campaign in Yangon on Apr. 17: many people in Myanmar support the NUG.   © AP

Fuadi Pitsuwan is a pre-doctoral fellow at the School of Public Policy in Thailand's Chiang Mai University and a son of the late Surin Pitsuwan, former ASEAN secretary-general (2008-13). Kyaw Hsan Hlaing is a researcher and independent journalist from Myanmar's Rakhine State.

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