Myanmar’s junta calls out U.N. for one-sided human rights allegations

Myanmar’s junta calls out U.N. for one-sided human rights allegations

MYANMAR revived its decades-old saga of insurgency attacks during the military coup in 2021. The international community is closely monitoring the developments in the embattled Southeast Asian nation.

Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution condemning Myanmar’s “horrific and systematic human rights violations” which earned the ire of the junta.

Myanmar’s foreign affairs ministry described the allegations as “unfounded and one-sided,” and dismissed the resolution. The junta also rejected the move to establish dialogue between Myanmar’s military and its opponents.

Myanmar also called out the international organization for not making any official communication regarding last week’s appointment of a new U.N. special envoy to the country.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed former Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop to take over as the agency’s special ambassador to Myanmar.

The military coup that toppled the government of Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, 2021, led to renewed clashes between the junta and rebel forces.

The civil war in Myanmar directly affects Thailand as a result of their shared border and economic ties. Thai officials have tried several times to mediate in resolving the crisis in its neighboring state.

Myanmar’s generals are banned from attending high-level ASEAN meetings. Additionally, Myanmar will not be taking over the ASEAN leadership in 2026.

 

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