POLITICS, NATIONAL, DILI

PN acknowledges the process of democracy in Myanmar is in reverse

PN acknowledges  the process of democracy in Myanmar is in reverse

DILI, 02 january 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste Parliament National considers the democracy in Myanmar has step-back just after the military detained the country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi and the other key figures from the elected ruling party, the National League for Democracy.

The Vice President of Parliament, Angelina Lopes Sarmento said, Timor-Leste takes part in ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Right (APHR) condemn the continuous suppression act of the military in Myanmar towards the political leaders and the people of Myanmar.

“This expression shows that the people of Myanmar refuse to live under the military dictator and if we look at the situation facing by Myanmar, unfortunately democracy in Myanmar has step-back and the recent development in Myanmar are shocking and a slap in the face of every Myanmar citizen, thus Timor-Leste as an extraordinary member to be access to the ASEAN, extend our solidarity to all the people in Myanmar, who are unfortunately under the sorrowful situation,” Vice-President, Angelina Lopes Sarmento said during the press conference on tuesday at PN.

She added that, the election was held last November in Myanmar, composed of civil parties of National League for the Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

The NLD and Suu Kyi Won a landslide victory in national elections but the process was taken by the dictator regime and  Aung San Suu Kyi and his members were detained.

Sarmento said, the military dictator has alleged  the National Commission for Election in Myanmar, full of fraud.

The Vice- President of Parliament and the PLP Deputy, Sarmento encourages the civil leader Aung San Suu Kyi to have the courage on exceeding this situation.

She affirms, despite of Timor-Leste has not yet officially join the ASEAN membership, but following the human right perspective, this situation does not deserve to be happened.

She claims the Military dictator to free Aung San Suu Kyi to take over the parliament.

“With the Military backed Union Solidarity and Development Pary (USDP) faring poorly in its key strongholds and the USDP alleged the election was subject to widespread fraud, But eventually the election is the popular expression of people of Myanmar who are not willing to live under the dictator,” she said.

Thus Ms Sarmento said the member of Asean Parliamentary Human Right from Timor-Leste, condemn the continuous suppressions act of the military in Myanmar.

“We urged Myanmar’s military leadership to resolve any differences through peaceful dialogue with Aung San Suu Kyi to find the solution.” She said.

Journalist: Evaristo Soares Martins

Editor: Cancio Ximenes

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