Jakarta, IO – The United Nations (UN) Security Council has adopted a resolution on Myanmar for the first time since a military coup nearly two years ago.
The resolution calls for the immediate release of influential figure Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners who were detained “arbitrarily,” reported Merdeka, Friday (23/12). It was supported by 12 of the 15 members of the council. Russia, China and India abstained.
UN also demands an end to all forms of violence across Myanmar.
Myanmar’s UN Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, who doesn’t represent the junta, welcomed the resolution and called on the Security Council to take stronger measures to ensure the end of the military junta.
British Ambassador to the United Nations Barbara Woodward, who represented the country that drafted the resolution, also expressed her full support for the people of Myanmar.
“We stand with the people of Myanmar. It’s time for the junta to return the country to the people,” she stated. (un)