Myanmar Statement

Myanmar Statement

AMARC Asia-Pacific condemns the military takeover of government in Myanmar

02 March 2021, Kathmandu, Nepal. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia-Pacific is gravely concerned by the deteriorating conditions of human rights in Myanmar since the Military took over legislative, executive and judicial powers after overthrowing the legitimately elected democratic government.

AMARC Asia-Pacific stands with supporters of democracy and human rights all over the world in calling for the junta to immediately and unconditionally return the state powers to the civil government of Myanmar.

AMARC Asia-Pacific supports the statement issued by the Secretary General of the United Nations in condemning the use of deadly violence over peaceful protestors in Myanmar. It expresses solidarity with the peaceful protestors in Myanmar who are risking their lives by protesting against the junta that is bent on using lethal force, intimidation and harassment against peaceful demonstrations.

AMARC Asia-Pacific calls upon Myanmar’s military to respect international human laws and allow full and free functioning of independent media including electronic and internet-based platforms.

AMARC Asia-Pacific and its members consisting of more than 1500 community radio stations, thousands of individuals broadcasters and freedom of expression activists stand in solidarity with the freedom loving people of Myanmar. We deplore the military action and call upon immediate and full restoration of democratic practices and institutions in Myanmar.

World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC, Asia-Pacific,