• Monday, Dec 06, 2021
  • Last Update : 05:16 pm

ED: The Myanmar junta cannot be allowed to do as it pleases

  • Published at 08:00 am October 17th, 2021
myanmar military

This silence will only encourage other nefarious regimes to deviate further away from democratic values

We heartily applaud the decision taken by the foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a Southeast Asia summit that is scheduled to be held later this month.

What has been happening in Myanmar is nothing short of a travesty, and it has been extremely disappointing to see the inaction from the international community towards the military junta that seized power in February earlier this year.

A decision such as this, even if it may be one invitation to one event, will hopefully catalyze the rest of the international community to finally muster the courage to do the right thing, and not just give in to agendas.

At this juncture, the right thing would be to put pressure on this current military junta in Myanmar, which has, as per UN reports, killed over a thousand of its own people, and arrested several thousands more in an attempt to crack down on any strikes and protests.

Moreover, we must never forget that it is the Myanmar military that was responsible for the Rohingya crisis in the first place, and the untold atrocities committed were the reason the Rohingya were forced to flee their homes in Rakhine state and take refuge in Bangladesh.

Nowhere in the world should this be acceptable, and the longer the international community stalls on this matter, the worse the situation will get, and the more empowered this Myanmar military junta will become. Furthermore, this silence will only encourage other nefarious regimes to deviate further away from democratic values.

The entire world should follow in the footsteps of the Asean and isolate this current regime in Myanmar. They must be held accountable for their heinous actions, and it is about time the international community woke up and did the right thing, not just for the people of Myanmar, not just for the Rohingya refugees unable to return home, but for the collective global good.

Facebook 89
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail