Myanmar seeks human rights support from Timor Leste

Myanmar seeks human rights support from Timor Leste

Minister of Human Rights, Aung Myo Min (Photo Tatoli)

DILI, 23 august 2023 (TATOLI)—Myanmar’s National Unity Government (MNUG) through Minister of Human Rights (HAM), Aung Myo Min, requested human rights protection for Timor President, José Ramos Horta.

“This was a very good meeting with the president. We talked about how the Government of Timor Leste can support the democracy movement to protect human rights in Myanmar and also get more involved with the National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar,” Minister of Human Rights, Aung Myo Min told reporters after the meeting at the Dili Presidential Palace, this Wednesday.

He explained it is first requested to support the recognition and mobilization of Myanmar citizens, and defending human rights and justice.

“Because the Government of Timor Leste also plays a role in promoting the human rights situation in Myanmar in regional and international forums, so we continue to pay attention to the human rights situation, not involving the military government, the military regime in that country,” he explained.

NUG Myanmar emphasized that the country wants to get more democratic support from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and also the Government of Timor- Leste.

“Because we share a very similar history of oppression and struggle, we want to get more involvement from the Government of Timor Leste to the NUG government and from the people of Timor Leste to the people of Myanmar and also more voice for Myanmar in ASEAN and other related human rights, like the UN mechanism,” he said.

He recounted that the military dictatorship or coup d’état in Myanmar was trying to stage a coup in 2021. So, the NUG was founded, where members of the legitimate government were elected through elections.

“We are a legitimate state government by elected members of the election. The people of Myanmar are fighting against the military regime in the country by all means and subsequently many forms of human rights violations and crimes against humanity, war crimes have been committed all over the country. So, as minister of human rights we collect information that we engage with internationally to stop the military from continuing such crimes against the people” the Minister hoped.


Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia B.


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