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Unfair pressures on civil government
The report notes that the UN and some Western countries are exerting unreasonable pressures on the civilian leaders in Myanmar, undermining the sensitive and prudent relations between the civilian government headed by Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw (the army). This is a matter of incidents in Rakhine State and the expulsion of almost six to seven hundred thousand Rohingyas to Bangladesh.
Kofi Annan, a former UN chief, has been one of the most recent missions of an intergovernmental group to the affected areas in the state of Rakhine, whose proposals have been thoroughly investigated and approved and put into practice by the civilian government. Suu Kyi's government then succeeded in convincing the army to let a UN Security Council staff come and see the state of Rakhine.
For the first conspicuously affirmed the horrors of the ARSA aggressors against the non-Muslim people. No serious condemnations were made of the event by the so-called free and open press and world organisations, which are now seeking to disrupt the delicate relations between the army and the civilian leaders.
That will have serious implications for the continued existence of Myanmar's democratic system. This question refers to an UNHCR-UNDP Memorandum of Understanding on the secure and sustained returns of Rohingya returnees between the Government of Myanmar and UN agencies on 1 June. That was pointed out in our document 6384, in which we commentled on the "overly obtrusive role" of the UN in the inquiry and repatriation of migrants and the possible unacceptance of such a part by the government of Myanmar and the army.
The question remained unanswered when it became known that a UN representative would be admitted to the committee of inquiry. On 4 June, an informative gathering of the main members of defence and security, among them the President, the Army Chief, took place to review recent events in the State of Rakhine.
The government's acceptability of the admission of an in-country member to the new committee of inquiry was one of the questions raised. An unscheduled meeting of a Chinese mission followed to raise the same subject with the government. The Chinese were known to be resolutely against the creation of a committee with an outcast and against any UN intervention in Myanmar's domestic matters (although they could do whatever they wanted).
On 15 June in the lower chamber of Congress, members of the army, the USDP and the Arakan National Party decidedly rejected the admission of an overseas member to the Commission. You said that integration compromised the country's independence and asked: "Is the state governed by the world?
Later, a gathering took place in the President's home, which could be described as an Informal Committee on National Defence Security, to discuss the problem that had broken out and which could further burden the already tense relations between the army and the civilian leaders. Finally, the next morning the resolution to admit an internatonal member was taken in the lower chamber - but at what price?
Westers are also exerting coercive influence on Myanmar through another channel - the International Criminal Court, of which Myanmar is not a member, but Bangladesh. The case is therefore being pursued by Bangladesh. The Myanmar International Criminal Court on 22 June set a date of 27 July to officially react to the charges concerning the Rohingya case.
Looks like it will be the case that the West and some non-governmental organisations will censor the Myanmar government on a bi-lateral question between Myanmar and Bangladesh if both sides are able to resolve such bi-lateral questions. It' s not clear that the young Myanmar democracies are under a lot of pressure!