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July 2022

Episode: KPN 29-07-2022

Kaladan Radio July 29, 2022 350 4


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Welcome the Security Council’s pressure on the Military Council

15 Security Council member countries, including Russia and China, unanimously condemned the military’s execution of pro-democracy activists.

Russia and China used veto power in the United Nations Security Council to protect the human rights violations of successive Burmese military dictators.

On July 27th, Aung San Suu Kyi including U Win Myint and all political prisoners, who was arrested by the military council, we demand the immediate release to them and strongly protested against the actions of the military council regarding the death penalty.

“On July 27th, Aung San Suu Kyi including U Win Myint and all political prisoners, who was arrested by the military council, we demand the immediate release to them and strongly protested against the actions of the military council regarding the death penalty. It is not easy for Russia and China to protect the military council against the will of the people.”

Dr. Hla Kyaw Zaw, a Burmese political analyst based in China

Dr. Hla Kyaw Zaw, a Burmese political analyst based in China, considers that it is not easy for Russia and China to protect the military council against the will of the people.

“China and Russia (protecting the military) in the past, yes. It was during the era of the Naahpa. Then Min Aung Hlaing was not so clear. But lately, his behavior has become very bad, and when the public is very clear, the public will also look at the public’s face. Maybe that’s why they’ve backed off a bit. I think it is not easy for them to protect such a bad person. Because the public is very clear. For this, I think, both Russia and China stood together and protested clearly. It is the result of our people showing that they will never let down their spirit to fight this military dictatorship.”

“China and Russia (protecting the military) in the past, yes. It was during the era of the Naahpa. Then Min Aung Hlaing was not so clear. But lately, his behavior has become very bad, and when the public is very clear, the public will also look at the public’s face. Maybe that’s why they’ve backed off a bit. I think it is not easy for them to protect such a bad person. Because the public is very clear. For this, I think, both Russia and China stood together and protested clearly. It is the result of our people showing that they will never let down their spirit to fight this military dictatorship.”

The Security Council also asked the Military Council to stop all violence immediately; to fully comply with human rights and the rule of law. The statement also noted that this action was taken despite ASEAN’s response to not executing those sentenced to death.

The international community, including China, is disappointed that the responses of the military council are not satisfactory, although the Myanmar conflict is resolved through dialogue and encouraged to return to the path of democracy.

Political analysts believe that China did not directly condemn the death penalty and expressed its opinion through the Security Council. Dr. Sai Kyi Zin Soe considers that countries that have veto power in the Security Council have a basic consensus on the Military Council.

“You can say it’s progress; First of all, it can be said that the truth of the military council’s position in the Security Council, especially the five countries that have the power of veto, saw it together, which is progress. After thinking about it, What we discuss is more effective. The same view on Myanmar affairs. I can think from a frame, I hope we can discuss it.”

Contacted Military Council spokesman General Zaw Min Tun by phone today to find out his opinion on the Security Council’s objection, but he did not receive an answer.

At a press conference held on July 26, Major General Zaw Min Tun responded by saying that he executed the death penalty knowing that there would be objections from home and abroad.

U Thein Tun Oo, executive director of the Thananga Strategic Studies Institute, a group of former military officers, said the Security Council’s statement was political pressure.

“Seriously speaking, the rest of the country cannot interfere in the judiciary of another country. But according to human rights, dissatisfied in terms of humanitarianism, it’s not good, protested that this shouldn’t happen, so can write a letter like this. In fact, what kind of action will be taken against Burma because of the death penalty? You can’t do it to take action. The publishing part is clearly a form of political pressure. It always happens, common, it’s common to hear, so there’s nothing special about it.”

U Kyaw Htwe, a member of the Central Working Committee of the National League for Democracy Party (NLD), said that UN Security Council member states including China and Russia welcome the show that they cannot accept the brutality of the military council.

However, he pointed out that if Myanmar want to return to the road to democracy, the UN Security Council needs to provide more effective assistance.

“Not only the entire Burmese people but the whole world knows about the brutality of the Military Council and it shows that it cannot be accepted. Various countries of the world, including the United Nations Security Council, the goal of democracy desired by the Burmese people will be reached as soon as possible if all nations who value democracy and human rights provide effective assistance in all possible ways for the quick fall of the military council.”

In its first meeting after the military coup, the UN Security Council tried to condemn the Myanmar military coup, but neighboring China did not agree.

In addition, although the Security Council has held several meetings regarding the Myanmar issue, China and Russia have prevented them from taking action against the Myanmar military.

However, since China and Russia were willing to protest the death penalty for democracy activists, political analysts are considering that there may be changes in Myanmar’s affairs in the future.

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