A month after a military coup in Myanmar and a day after Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with two new criminal charges in court on Monday via online, expressing pain and deep frustration on Myanmar military junta’s nullification and hijacking of democracy in Myanmar, members of the Global Naga Forum (GNF) in different parts of the world issued a statement in support of the people of Myanmar of their democratic rights, and for the recent national election.
The statement issued on Tuesday, following the events in Myanmar said it was faced with two contrary emotions – the imprisoning political and public leaders, and (now) the police and security forces suppressing and using lethal force against the public, and on the other hand, GNF said it is inspiring to follow the peaceful and well-organized mass resistance the people have mounted against the military regime. We find hope in Myanmar people coming together in such large numbers across the country for a common cause, it said.
As an international forum of Naga people from all walks of life who believe in democracy, and therefore respect the will of the people expressed in free and fair elections as the foundation of democracy, the Global Naga Forum stands in full solidarity with fellow Nagas in Myanmar in their critical struggle for
democratic, civil, and human rights, it added.
GNF statement of support also fervently appealed “conscientious world leaders” to take urgent action to restore democracy and stop the atrocities meted out by military junta against the innocent civilians.
The international Naga forum explicitly said “the people of Myanmar deserve the government they have chosen,” further adding that it hope the UN Security Council will act to investigate and prosecute crimes being committed against the people.
GNF said it is closely following the events in Myanmar.