Demokrasi Myanmar perlu dipertahankan dari dihancurkan oleh tentera (Malay/English)

Darurat perlu dibatalkan segera dan kerajaan pilihan rakyat perlu dibenarkan untuk beroperasi

Myanmar military - Photograph: Wikipedia

[ENGLISH VERSION BELOW] Gabungan Pilihan Raya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih 2.0) mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya Tatmadaw (tentera) yang merampas kerajaan yang telah dipilih oleh rakyat Myanmar, sehari sebelum parlimen dijadualkan untuk bersidang.

Ini jelas sama sekali tidak menghiraukan kehendak rakyat dan mengenepikan norma dan proses demokratik yang dibina sejak 2015 lagi.

Bersih memperjuangkan pilihan raya bersih dan adil sebagai asas untuk membentuk kerajan yang sah. Pilihan raya Myanmar pada November 2020 adalah petunjuk jelas bahawa majoriti rakyat bersama Liga Demokrasi Nasional (National League for Democracy – NLD) yang telah memenangi majoriti kerusi.

Kami maklum tuduhan Tatmadaw bahawa wujudnya penipuan pilihan raya namun tiada bukti yang ditunjukkan dan tuduhan ini tidak dibawakan melalui saluran yang sepatutnya.

Bersih 2.0 amat khuatir terhadap jalan demokrasi di Myanmar yang berpatah balik serta pelanggaran hak asasi manusia yang sedang berlaku di sana.

Bersih 2.0 menggesa supaya semua aktivis dan ahli politik yang ditahan dibebaskan dengan segera.

Darurat perlu dibatalkan segera dan kerajaan pilihan rakyat perlu dibenarkan untuk beroperasi.

Semua gangguan kepada media mesti dihentikan serta saluran komunikasi dan maklumat yang bebas terutamanya dalam waktu genting ini perlu dibenarkan.

Kami juga menggesa komuniti antarabangsa dan negara-negara Asean untuk maju ke depan bersolidariti bersama rakyat Myanmar. – Biro Antarabangsa Bersih 2.0

English version

Myanmar’s democracy must be defended and not crushed by the military

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) strongly condemns the Tatmadaw (military) takeover of the newly elected civilian government of Myanmar, a day before the parliament was due to be convened. This is an utter disregard of the will of the people and undermines the democratic norms and space processes built since 2015.

Bersih 2.0 advocates for free and fair elections as the basis of forming a legitimate government. Myanmar’s election in November 2020 was a clear indication of the people’s choice with the National League for Democracy (NLD) winning with a landslide majority.

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We take note of the Tatmadaw’s allegations of electoral disparity or fraud. However, evidence has not been forthcoming, and this has not been adjudicated through the proper forum within the system.

Bersih 2.0 views with concern the backsliding of Myanmar’s path to democracy and the violation of human rights that is happening now with this military coup.

Bersih 2.0 calls for the immediate release of all detained politicians and activists.

The state of emergency must be lifted and the civilian government be allowed to operate.

The harassment of media must cease, and free flow of communication and information during this critical time must be allowed.

We also call for the international community and Asean countries to step forward in solidarity with the people of Myanmar. – Bersih 2.0 International Bureau

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loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
2 Feb 2021 7.26am

Behind the facade of democracy, the Tatmadaw reigns supreme.
Suu Kyi bent over backwards to accommodate the military rulers especially in the Roghinya issue but as is seen now, to no avail.

Suu Kyi was detained 17 years the last time – I do wonder how long she can last this time?
Another question in my mind is this: In our nation’s case, the small ‘e’ emergency suspends Parliament until August 1st, is it much different from the military rulers power grab?