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Statement regarding Resolution on Myanmar adopted by the New Zealand’s House of Representatives

10 May 2024

1.  The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw of the elected representatives in Myanmar welcomes the unanimous adoption of the resolution on Myanmar by the New Zealand’s House of Representatives on 9 May 2024. We also thank the mover of the resolution, The Hon. Winston Peters. The resolution demonstrates the New Zealand Parliament’s democratic solidarity and support for the people of Myanmar. It speaks to the peoples’ struggle and desire for sustainable, inclusive and genuine representative democracy in the country. Further it condemned the ongoing human rights abuses carried out by the illegal military junta. 

2.  We thank all the parliaments and parliamentarians around the world for the given support in the decisive efforts of the entire people in Myanmar to restore democracy. At a time when the illegal military junta is losing significantly on ground and the resistance movement is keeping momentum of possessing dramatic achievements, we call again for the international community to increase support us to secure our efforts of retuning Myanmar to democracy.

3.  In finding solution on the crisis in Myanmar, the very first critical steps are ending military junta’s ongoing violence across the country and releasing all detained persons including civilian officials. Therefore, all member states of the United Nations and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) should make a closer cooperation for the effective implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution (2669) and ASEAN Five-Point Consensus on Myanmar.

4.  As military junta escalates targeted violence against civilians with airstrikes, burnings and executions, the number of displaced persons has increased with highest rate within the country and in some neighboring countries. More than 2.7 million people are now displaced. Delivery of humanitarian assistance to all displaced persons and those in need across Myanmar is a matter of urgency. This should be immediately implemented by the cooperation among states.

5.  During the 148th IPU Assembly held in March, 2024, the Governing Council at its 213th session decided to maintain the previous decision to recognize the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. Although we are facing several challenges and military junta’s atrocities, we are continuing our efforts for democracy, peace and human rights in Myanmar. The international parliamentary community are deeply urged to help end conflict and build peace in Myanmar by using parliamentary diplomacy in line with the IPU’s policy focus for 2024.

The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

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