[Event] Press Briefing: Myanmar attempted coup one year on – ASEAN must not fail its peoples
25 January 2022 10:51 am
Date: Monday, 31 January 2022
Time: 10.00 – 11.30 AM (GMT+7)
Register here: l.forum-asia.org/MM1YrPressBriefing
Live via: Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter
As of 21 January 2022, the junta has killed 1,488, arrested 11,665 and systematically committed atrocities such as torture, sexual abuse, arbitrary detention. It has done these despite international condemnation. This violence has led to a deteriorating humanitarian situation that has seen hundreds of thousands displaced.
One year is more than enough to sit back and expect the dialogue to happen.
ASEAN Member States and its Leaders need to step up their efforts and engage with the international community to scrutinise the junta’s action and bring the perpetrators accountable.
Organised by Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), and Progressive Voice, this media briefing reminds ASEAN Member States and the whole ASEAN community of the regional bloc’s failure to hold the junta accountable for its grave human rights violations and its lack of commitment to the five-point consensus on Myanmar.
- H.E. Ambassador U Bo Hla Tint, National Unity Government (NUG) Ambassador to ASEAN
- Khin Ohmar, Chairperson, Progressive Voice
- Hannah Mo, Secretariat Member, Karenni State Consultative Council
- Fatia Maulidiyanti, KontraS
- Eva Sundari, Former Indonesian Parliament Member; Board of APHR
Moderator: Cornelius Hanung, Asia Advocacy and Campaigns Officer, CIVICUS