ASEAN People’s Forum declares Myanmar ‘terrorist organization’


Mawlamyine, 5 September

The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF) has declared Myanmar’s military regime a terrorist organization and called on regional leaders gathering in Jakarta for this week’s ASEAN summit to cut ties with the junta.

“Today, we designate the Myanmar military as a terrorist organization that threatens the security and stability of the region because it is committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity,” said the ACSC/ APF in a statement issued on Sunday.

Myanmar military committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and is threatening the security and stability of the region , and that it is declared a ‘terrorist organization’, according to the statement of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF).

The forum was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1 to 3 September.

 The statement also said paying respect to the heroes who have devoted in fighting for freedom and justice.

Participants in ACSC/APF acknowledged that the military’s  brutal bid to seize control of the nation remains unsuccessful, and the struggle of Myanmar’s people for restoration of democracy is a beacon of inspiration for the entire Southeast Asia region.

While Myanmar military is facing protest against their coup, they have killed 602 women and 4,029 civilian activists. And the statement called for strong condemnation on the military.

The ACSC/APF call for international community to establish official relationships with legitimate stakeholders including the National Unity Government, National Unity Consultative Council and ethnic revolutionary organizations and civil society, and requested humanitarian assistance immediately through NUG and ethnic armed organization.

The statement includes ASEAN civil society representatives from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar who are facing enormous challenges including for unity and democracy.

News—Than Lwin Times

Photo by CJ—Soldiers arrest people


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