Myanmar military coup: UN Security Council reveals issue, requires Aung San Suu Kyi’s release

New Delhi: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday released a press declaration revealing issues over the advancements in Myanmar and required the release of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.

The declaration stated, “Members of the Security Council expressed deep concern at the declaration of the state of emergency imposed in Myanmar by the military” and the “arbitrary detention of members of the Government, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint and others. They called for the immediate release of all those detained”.

On Monday the nation saw a bloodless coup with the military toppling the civilian federal government in an action that caused strong responses internationally. Interestingly, the UNSC declaration does not utilize the word coup.

UNSC members in the declaration “emphasized the need for the continued support of the democratic transition in Myanmar” and “stressed the need to uphold democratic institutions and processes, refrain from violence, and fully respect human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.”

The nation saw elections in 2015 with National League for Democracy getting substantial assistance. The actions by the military stops the democratic shift for the nation, which began in 2010 after the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.

The leading UN body”encouraged the pursuance of dialogue and reconciliation in accordance with the will and interests of the people of Myanmar” Concerns have actually likewise been revealed at the “restrictions on civil society, journalists and media workers” in the declaration.

The UNSC had actually fulfilled on Tuesday to talk about the concern. UK is the president of the UNSC for this month and had actually backed the conversation on the concern at the high table. The declaration points out the Rohingya crisis with the UNSC members restating the “need to address the root causes of the crisis in Rakhine State and to create conditions necessary for the safe, voluntary, sustainable, and dignified return of displaced persons”.

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The declaration saw strong assistance to local companies, in specific the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and invited the ASEAN Chair’s Statement dated February 1, 2021, on the concern. The ASEAN declaration required adherence to the concepts of democracy, the guideline of law, and great governance.

Myanmar military coup: UN Security Council reveals issue, requires Aung San Suu Kyi's release