#13063473 at 2021-02-27 23:33:00 (UTC+1) Q Research General #16637: War Machines Are Turning Edition
Myanmar junta sacks UN envoy who called for his compatriots to keep fighting and win as crackdowns continue
Myanmar's junta has fired its United Nations ambassador for breaking ranks to denounce the military's ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as police stepped up a crackdown on protesters across the country.
Myanmar's UN ambassador pleaded with people across Myanmar to keep fighting and said: "This revolution must win"
State TV announced his sacking, saying her did not follow orders and had "betrayed" the country
Some media workers in Myanmar have been detained for filming protests and sTun grenades have been fired at protesters
The country has been shaken by a wave of demonstrations since a coup toppled civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.
Authorities have ramped up the use of force to suppress dissent, deploying tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse some protests. Live rounds have been used in isolated cases.
In justifying its seizure of power, the military has alleged widespread fraud in the November elections, which Ms Suu Kyi's party won in a landslide, and promised fresh polls in a year.
But its ambassador to the United Nations on Friday broke ranks and made an emotional appeal to the international community for "the strongest possible action ... to restore democracy".
KyawMoeTun also pleaded with his "brothers and sisters" in Burmese to keep fighting.
"This revolution must win," he said, flashing the three-finger salute that has become a symbol of resistance against the junta.
By Saturday night, state-run TV announced KyawMoeTun was no longer Myanmar's UN ambassador.
"[He] didn't follow the order and direction by the state and betrayed the country," according to an MRTV broadcast.
"That is why he is revoked from his position starting from today."
I applaud my colleague Ambassador KyawMoeTun today on his courageous and powerful statement to the @UN General Assembly today.
We stand with the people of #Myanmar against the military coup. pic.twitter.com/5H7KZfhuGE
- Ambassador Barbara Woodward (@BWoodward_UN) February 26, 2021
#13060723 at 2021-02-27 15:59:38 (UTC+1) Q Research General #16634: The '"The Emperor" Has No Clothes' Edition
Myanmar's U.N. envoy calls for coup end
Myanmar's U.N. envoy KyawMoeTun made an emotional appeal at the United Nations for action to stop the military coup, including ending his speech with a three fingered salute used by protesters
Feb 26, 2021
#3078363 at 2018-09-19 00:56:25 (UTC+1) Q Research General #3895: GAME OVER Edition
UN Report Calls for Genocide Charges Against Myanmar's Military Leaders
A 444-page United Nations report released Tuesday said Myanmar's generals should be prosecuted for genocide for their actions toward the country's Rohingya minority.
The UN team said that Myanmar's military tactics had been "consistently and grossly disproportionate to actual security threats," leaving 10,000 Rohingya Muslims dead and driving about 700,000 across the border to Bangladesh.
The report also contains satellite images, interviews with victims and photographs of wounds on survivors. One of the examples presented in the report described a coordinated attack carried out by Myanmar's navy and army on the seaside village of Koe Tan Kauk. It describes soldiers slaughtering villagers with knives and burning the community to the ground. The report claims there are reasonable grounds to believe that the violent actions in Myanmar were committed with the intention to destroy the stateless Rohingya nation, and it urged the UN General Assembly to levy charges of "genocide" against the perpetrators.
Marzuki Darusman, a former attorney general of Indonesia and head of the UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar, said that the country's military leadership should be removed. "I have never been confronted by crimes as horrendous and on such a scale as these," he said in a statement.
The UN report was presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Myanmar representative to the UN KyawMoeTun called the report "one-sided" and "flawed." Myanmar's army also has denied any misconduct and excessive use of force, insisting its campaign was justified by the need to root out Rohingya insurgents who staged deadly raids on Myanmarese border posts in August 2017.
#65005 at 2021-03-03 15:41:13 (UTC+1) QR Midnight Riders #296: Time To Perp Walk The Governors Edition
Suu Kyi supporters urge governments not to recognize Myanmar junta
Supporters of Myanmar's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi are appealing to foreign governments not to recognize the military junta that ousted her in a coup last month. The Committee of Representatives to the Union Parliament (CRPH), made up mainly of members of the Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, on Tuesday appointed nine acting ministers, including foreign minister. It is believed that the NLD is setting up a provisional government until the return of Suu Kyi, who was put under house arrest by the military.
After the military seized power in the Feb. 1 coup, it established the State Administration Council, the highest decision-making body, and appointed ministers including foreign minister. Suu Kyi was the foreign minister as well as de facto head of government in her position as State Counselor. The CRPH is countering the military's efforts to tighten its grip on power by appointing its own ministers. A number of foreign administrations have urged the country to restore democracy so far.
U.N. Ambassador KyawMoeTun, who was sacked by the military, on Monday wrote to the U.N. General Assembly president to say that he was still the legitimate representative for Myanmar. He expressed support for the CRPH at the UN. On Tuesday, U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price declared the ambassador's dismissal as being unlawful.
The military is continuing to pressure NLD. Suu Kyi's lawyer said Wednesday that President Win Myint has been additionally charged with two offenses including anti-constitutional acts.
#63893 at 2021-02-27 18:07:45 (UTC+1) QR Midnight Riders #292: Frontlines Information Warfare Edition
>>63749 pb Myanmar's UN envoy raises stakes, stating 'coup must fail'
Military fires ambassador to UN – state TV
Saturday, Feb. 27
10:30 p.m. Myanmar's U.N. Ambassador KyawMoeTun has been fired, state television reports, a day after he urged the United Nations to use "any means necessary" to reverse the military coup.
KyawMoeTun had told the U.N. General Assembly he was speaking on behalf of the ousted civilian government of Suu Kyi, the country's de facto leader who's National League for Democracy sweep elections in November.
State television, MRTV, reports he had "betrayed the country and spoken for an unofficial organization which doesn't represent the country and had abused the power and responsibilities of an ambassador."
KyawMoeTun had called on the international community to recognize a small group of elected NLD members who have been acting as a government in exile.
8:20 p.m. Calls for a large-scale Sunday protest have been spreading on social media. Activists are urging unity under the banner of the international "Milk Tea Alliance," a loose coalition of mainly young and tech-savvy democracy advocates in Thailand, Hong Kong and elsewhere. The goal is to spark a second general strike in Myanmar, after the first on Feb. 22, when huge crowds took to the streets and businesses shut their doors.
3:30 p.m. Three domestic news outlets report that a woman was shot and killed in the central town of Monwya. Earlier, a protester in the town said police had fired water cannon as they surrounded a crowd. In Yangon, despite a police presence, people came out to chant and sing, then scatter into side streets as police advanced, firing tear gas, setting off sTun grenades and firing guns into the air, witnesses say.
11:30 a.m. With police moving decisively against opponents of military rule, festivallike peaceful protests are no longer taking place in Yangon. The police have cracked down on assemblies in places such as Hledan and Myinigone, central Yangon, where major protests were happening. Since the coup on Feb. 1, 728 people have been arrested, according to Myanmar-based human rights group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
#63749 at 2021-02-27 03:42:00 (UTC+1) QR Midnight Riders #291: TGIF Yellen Isn't Chillen or It's Fifth Seal Is Opened Edition
Myanmar's UN envoy raises stakes, stating 'coup must fail'
Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations gave a sweeping denunciation of the coup in his country on Friday, giving a boost to the anti-military protests at home and raised the stakes for U.N. member countries in their responses to the coup that has killed at least four civilians.
In an extraordinary speech to the General Assembly's informal plenary on Myanmar, Ambassador KyawMoeTun called on the international community to reject the coup and "use any means necessary" to act against the military regime and protect the country's people, stating that "the coup must fail." His speech overshadowed, but did not outweigh, the strength of preceding remarks by Christine Schraner Burgener, the U.N. special envoy on Myanmar. For the first time since Feb. 1 coup, Burgener urged countries not to "lend legitimacy or recognition" to the military regime, saying the coup was a clear violation of Myanmar's constitution "regardless of what they claim."
She called for the restoration of democracy and gave the first high-level endorsement to a small group of National League for Democracy members of parliament, who were elected in the Nov. 8 poll but were unable to take their seats due to the putsch. The NLD is the party of Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who was deposed as de facto leader after being arrested during the coup. The group, called the Committee to Represent the Pyidangsu Hluttaw (CRPH), is a fledgling movement that began with barely 15 MPs who held a virtual swearing-in ceremony on Feb. 4. The CRPH has since struggled for international acknowledgment. But Burgener's endorsement, which is seen as having the backing of the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, could give the body legitimacy as a form of "parliament in exile," according to several diplomats at the U.N.
It not only provides Myanmar's vast-but-leaderless protest movement a platform to communicate with the outside world, it provides a channel for the international community to communicate with the protest movement. The CRPH on Wednesday announced it had appointed a representative to the U.N. and to handle international relations. The question now is whether the U.N. can or would accept a CRPH representative, even as an informal envoy, and whether it would stand by Myanmar's incumbent U.N. ambassador – who may be forced to seek asylum in the U.S. or elsewhere.
"The U.N. has now said that the military regime is illegitimate; Ambassador KyawMoeTun's credentials were issued by the unlawfully removed NLD government," said Laetitia van den Assum, a former Dutch ambassador and former member of the Rakhine Advisory Commission led by the late U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which investigated the sectarian strife in Myanmar's Rakhine state. "If the junta tries to revoke the appointment of the ambassador and to appoint a new one, U.N. members may be forced to make a choice," she said. Burgener's remarks, she noted, indicated a "game changer" for the U.N. "She clearly stated the junta is illegitimate, while lending credibility to the CRPH. So, it is not the Tatmadaw vs. the NLD. It is the Tatmadawa vs the people of Myanmar," van den Assum added, using the name of Myanmar's military.
Junta leaders have yet to comment on KyawMoeTun's status. In his address to the General Assembly, he spoke in a measured tone that occasionally faltered with emotion, and called for "further strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup, stop oppressing the innocent people… and to restore democracy."
you know wut is next here…UN troops.
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#13165218 at 2021-03-07 02:47:00 (UTC+1) Q Research AUSTRALIA #14 - THE ART OF WAR Edition
The rising death toll prompted Indonesia to issue a rare warning to its citizens in Myanmar on Friday to stay home and avoid travel, and to "consider returning to ≠Indonesia" on an available commercial flight. Indonesia has been ASEAN's most strident critic of the coup and has pushed for the regional bloc to help resolve the crisis that has already prompted the US, Britain, EU, Canada and New Zealand to impose targeted sanctions on the Myanmar military.
Ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on Friday, in which the US is expected to push for tougher measures against the junta, the US Commerce Department added Myanmar's ministries of defence and home affairs, and two military conglomerates - Myanmar Economic Corporation and Myanmar Economic Holdings - to its trade blacklist.
The EU suspended support for development projects to avoid providing financial assistance to the military, worth up to $360m.
Myanmar's generals have so far shrugged off the fresh sanctions, with the army's vice-chief, Soe Win, telling a UN official this week that they had faced them ≠before and survived.
But the junta lost a symbolic battle for legitimacy on Friday when its newly appointed UN envoy resigned in a statement that acknowledged the rightful role of his predecessor KyawMoeTun, who was sacked last weekend for urging the general assembly to "use any means necessary" to ≠reverse the coup.
The Security Council is under pressure to impose an arms embargo on the Myanmar junta.
A new Security Advisory Council on Myanmar - set up by two former UN investigators and a former UN special rapporteur on Myanmar - has also urged it to send a high-level delegation to the Southeast Asian country.
"There is an urgent need to get a very senior UN official on the ground in Myanmar," Chris Sidoti, a council member and co-author of a UN report recommending senior Myanmar generals face genocide charges over the ≠Rohingya crackdown, told The Weekend Australian.
"If that request comes from the UN Security Council itself, which decides to send its own delegation to Myanmar, it would be very difficult for the junta to say no to them."
Mr Sidoti said the coup had ≠exposed the Myanmar military for what it really was: "Not a national army committed to the protection of the people of Myanmar but a dictatorial force committed to exploitation and repression," he said.
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I signed the declaration against the detention of foreign nationals in state to state relations to gain moral authority to plead for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Australian economic adviser. I make that plea also for all detained foreign journalists in all humbleness.