United Nations (AP)-Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations firmly opposes the country’s military coup and calls on “the international community to take the strongest action” to immediately restore democracy. Diplomat of the Group of 193.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun said in his speech that he represented Aung San Suu Kyi’s “civilian government elected by the people” in November and supported their struggle to end military rule.
He urged all countries to issue public statements strongly condemning the military coup, refusing to recognize the military regime, and demanding that their leaders respect the free and fair elections won by Suu Kyi’s Democratic League party in November. He also urged stronger international measures to stop security forces’ violence against peaceful demonstrators.
Dun said: “It’s time for the military to immediately give up power and release the detainees,” he agreed with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “Military coups are unacceptable in today’s world, and the coup must stop. “
He vowed: “We will continue to fight for the people, the people, and the people̵
Dun’s surprising statement won not only rounds of applause, but also praise from speakers at the conference, including the ambassador representing the European Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the new U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield. Others use the word “brave” together to describe it. , “Powerful” and “Brave”.
Thomas Greenfield (Thomas-Greenfield), who appeared in Parliament for the first time since submitting the certificate to Guterres on Thursday, said that the United States “supported” the people who protested the coup on the streets of Myanmar. She reiterated President Biden’s warning: “We will show the military that their actions will have consequences” and demanded that the military “relinquish power immediately.”
In a subsequent tweet, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned Myanmar by the name of its predecessor, and said: “The United States praises Ambassador Tun and the brave and clear statement of making a voice in Myanmar.” We are all They must heed their call to restore democracy in Myanmar. ”
The assembly was convened to hear a briefing by the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar, Christina Schranner Burganna, who said that it is time to “be vigilant” about the coup and the military pushing the democratic process aside, violating the constitution, reversing and reforming it by Suu Initiated by Kyi, Suu Kyi was previously the de facto head of government and arrested peaceful protesters, civil society representatives and members of the media.
She pointed out that according to the Myanmar Political Prisoner Aid Association, Internet and communication services were restricted and about 700 people were detained. She said that “the use of lethal force and the increasing number of deaths are unacceptable”.
She said that the country’s large-scale protests were not about the struggle between Suu Kyi’s NLD party and the military, “this is a fight without weapons.”
Schraner Burgener urged “all of you collectively to send a clear signal to support democracy in Burma,” in a speech by a diplomat in the United Nations General Assembly Hall via a video link.
The military takeover of Myanmar on February 1 shocked the international community and reversed years of slow democratic progress. On that day, Suu Kyi’s party’s term of office will be the second five years, but the army prevented the assembly from convening and detained her, President Win Myint and other high-level members of her government.
The Myanmar military stated that it came to power because the election in November last year was marked by widespread voting violations. This claim was refuted by the National Election Commission, whose members have since been replaced by the ruling military government. The military government stated that it will rule for a year in a state of emergency and then conduct a new poll.
Schraner Burgener told the assembly that “democratically elected representatives can be sworn in on February 4 in accordance with the Constitution, and a committee representing Pyidaungu Hluttaw has been established, called CRPH,” and is seeking “to fulfill The obligation to serve the people” who voted for them. “
Myanmar’s ambassador Tun read the CRPH’s statement when reading the speech at the conference, which emphasized the legitimacy of the election results, announced that the army had overthrown the democratically elected government, cited strong opposition from the people, and emphasized that “it’s not the international community tolerating Myanmar now War crimes committed by the military and crimes against humanity.”
CRPH said that it represents about 80 parliamentarians and demands that the United Nations, the Security Council and the international community “eagerly build a peaceful and civilized global society to take all necessary means to deal with the Myanmar military and provide security for the people of Myanmar.”
China’s UN Ambassador Zhang Jun (whose neighboring country has invested billions of dollars in Myanmar and is Myanmar’s largest trading partner) called on all parties to “under the constitution and legal framework”, “avoid violence” and “through dialogue.” Differences, and continue to promote the orderly progress of the domestic democratic transformation process. “
He never mentioned the military or the coup, nor did he describe what happened in Myanmar as “essentially Myanmar’s internal affairs.” He said that the international community should help the two parties “bridging differences and solving problems.”
Zhang supports the efforts of the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations to which Myanmar belongs and “played an active role in easing the current situation.” He said that ASEAN countries are discussing holding an informal meeting of foreign ministers. “We look forward to an early meeting on the basis of consensus, so as to provide a useful platform and opportunity for solving problems.”