A resolution has been passed in the upper house of the French parliament to recognize Myanmar’s alternative government, known as the National Unity Government (NUG). The resolution, passed by the Senate on Tuesday, called on the French government to restore the constitutional process in Myanmar and recognize an alternative government in the interest of restoring peace and democracy in the country.
The proposal was passed unanimously last Tuesday after discussions on the need to recognize the NUG, according to information from the French parliament’s website. The proposal was raised in the Speaker’s office on July 22, explaining why recognition was needed.
In Myanmar, the military government led by General Min Aung Hlaing seized power on February 1, overthrowing the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. The anti-coup and elected representatives then formed a national unity government on 17 April with Suu Kyi as state councilor. This government is mainly working in the border areas of the country and from exiles. This is the first time that a French parliament has formally recognized an alternative government to Myanmar.
Senator Joel Guekhi, one of the proponents of the proposal, also tweeted that it was an important step in resolving the crisis in Myanmar.
The resolution follows Article 34-1 of the French Constitution and Article 137 of the Rules of Procedure of Parliament, the military coup situation in Myanmar and the preventive detention of politicians, human rights activists, media workers, civil society representatives, academics, doctors, religious leaders and foreign nationals. Taken into consideration.
The resolution takes into account Myanmar’s internal affairs as a whole, as well as the European Union’s (EU) sanctions against military personnel involved in military coups, condemnation of the G-7 bloc against military rule, and ASEAN’s role in resolving the Myanmar crisis. .
New resolution of the US Congress
Meanwhile, a resolution was tabled in the lower house of the US Congress on Tuesday calling for some measures, including imposing sanctions on Myanmar’s military government. George W. Mix, chairman of the Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee, Steve Shabot, a ranking member of the Asia-Pacific subcommittee on foreign affairs, and Senator Benjamin L. Cardi introduced the “Burma Act.”
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.The resolution calls for the United States to impose sanctions on Myanmar’s military, state administrative councils, as well as their allies and subordinates.
The proposal also addresses the issue of Rohingya persecution in Myanmar and Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh. The State Department has been urged to consider whether the persecution of the Rohingya is a “genocide.” In addition to providing humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya in Bangladesh, Thailand and neighboring countries, as well as providing assistance to civic organizations working with the Rohingya, the US administration was called upon to put pressure on the country to make changes in Myanmar.
Eight months have passed since the military coup in Myanmar, said George W. Mix, chairman of the Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee, in a statement on Wednesday. Despite diplomatic pressure from the United States and the international community, Myanmar’s military has refused to end the violence, release unjustly detained people and begin meaningful talks with local partners.
Malaysia interested in working with NUG
The military government of Myanmar is not supporting the initiative of ASEAN, an alliance of Southeast Asian countries, to resolve the crisis in the country. In particular, Malaysia is angry that Myanmar has not cooperated with the ASEAN envoy on Myanmar.
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah told parliament on Wednesday that Myanmar’s junta government was not cooperating with ASEAN to improve the situation in the country. The issue was also discussed at a meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers on Monday. In this case, they are ready to work with Myanmar’s ‘government of national unity’ if necessary.