Mawlamyine, October (28)

Democracy activists have urged governments to immediately impose fuel sanctions on Myanmar military, which has been conducting airstrikes against civilians.

Recently, the junta military has carried out more airstrikes as well as purposely targeting civilian areas, resulting in a huge number of deaths.

As a result, human rights groups have called on the international community to impose urgent fuel sanctions on Myanmar military in order to minimize the number of airstrikes and civilian deaths.

Democracy and human rights activists say that in order to cut off fuel for junta military, it is necessary to cut off Russia’s oil export routes, which is the main supplier of fuel.

“We have been campaigning to stop the fuel supply to the military council, but the countries have not yet been able to take action. If the army does not use airstrikes, the revolutionary forces can win the battle. Seeing so many people die and not being able to take effective international action is very shameful. It raises the question of what humanity and human rights they are talking about,” said Ko Thet Swe Win, a democracy and human rights activist.

A political activist pointed out that aviation fuel for the Myanmar military comes from Russia, China, and India in various ways, and even if there are international sanctions, the military will still have other ways to import fuel.

β€œIt is mainly necessary to sanction Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE). Asia Sun Puma Energy Company, owned by Deputy Minister U Thant Zin, mainly imports jet fuel. I think a practical solution will come out if we impose economic sanctions on the chairpersons of MOGE,” said a political analyst.

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar, Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, urged the immediate implementation of six points, including the cessation of aerial bombardment and the burning down of civilian homes and infrastructure, on August 17, during a meeting with the junta chief, General Min Aung Hlaing.

However, the Myanmar military continues to carry out targeted aerial attacks on civilians without complying with any of these requests.

Among them, the airstrikes on a school in the Dibayin area on September 16 and the music concert celebrating the anniversary of the Kachin Liberation Organization (KIO) on October 23 are the most brutal airstrikes by the Myanmar military this year.

News – Than Lwin Times

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