November 29, 2021

Myanmar: Chinese objections watered down UN statement

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Myanmar is in deep turmoil. Here protesters are unwilling to back down from their opposition to the February 1 military coup.

The military junta after ousting the democratically elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the National Democratic Party is dealing with the protesters with brutal force.

A UN special envoy has warned of more bloodshed if the army did not end its brutal crackdown. So far, this bloodshed has claimed hundreds of lives.

In a recent move, the military has shut down broadband internet services, according to media reports, the military is killing peaceful protesters.

 On Thursday, the UN Security Council strongly condemned the killing of hundreds of civilians and the use of force against protesters in Myanmar.

The final statement is lighter than the original draft, which included ” to consider further measures” regarding the possibility of international sanctions against Myanmar.

However, after two days of tough negotiations China succeeded to wash harsh language from resolution.

Meanwhile,  Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, said to be the most serious charge against the veteran opponent of military rule.