The Situation in MyanmarSituation in Myanmar
Burma/Myanmar - Rohingya situation - French diplomacy
France, as we recently indicated, is worried about the worsening situation in the state of Rakhine in terms of safety and humanity. The EU urges an end to the widespread displacement of civilians and urges the security services of Burma to protect them and restore secure humanity to them.
It reaffirms its commitment to the work of local relief agencies. All civilians are offered help and shelter. As well as France's volunteer contributions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), we are assisting French NGOs to address the needs of the affected population and IDPs in the state of Rakhine.
We must find a policy to end this vicious circle of force. We reiterate our assistance to the Myanmar authorities in this regard in implementing the Rakhine State Advisory Commission's recommendation, under the chairmanship of Kofi Annan.
Political Affairs Department
Mr President, we are debating the Myanmar financial and economic crises for the first in this House in 2018. Five sums have now passed since the beginning of the 688,000 Rohingya war. The flow of humans is continuing, albeit at a slower pace. Mr President, the Secretary-General has identified three priority areas which are an important frame for the assessment of the situation.
Firstly, the need to end the violent situation and enhance the safety situation. Tension between Rakhine and Bamiar remains high and is compounded by events such as a collision between the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and the army on 7 January. Or, for example, the January 16 in Mrauk-U, where cops murdered and murdered seven Rakhine nationalistic protesters and later arrested two known Rakhine rulers.
The Myanmar government is said to have sent the Bangladeshi government a register of 1,300 alleged "terrorists" on November 14, 2017, asking them to be extradited. Secondly, the immediate provision of emergency aid in the affected areas of Rakhine. This approach will continue to be greatly restricted. Most of the philanthropic organisations that have previously worked in Rakhine are just not permitted to travel into the area.
It is therefore unclear whether the entire spectrum of peoples needs for aid is being satisfied or whether the respect for the basic freedoms of all the peoples of the area is being guaranteed. Myanmar has also made significant headway in preparing the logistics for the reception of returnees.
Some high-ranking measures have been taken by the government to move this forward, such as the establishment of an advisory board chaired by Dr Surakiart Sathirathai with prominent domestic and foreign delegates. That has shrouded the negotiation for a peaceful settlement and raised a number of serious issues of concern to mankind and the world. And, as in the state of Rakhine, the government has greatly curtailed humanitary entry into many of the most vulnerable areas.
This is the first of its kind for the governing National League for Democracy (NLD) and raises the overall number of gunmen who have subscribed to the NCA to ten out of sixteen. Exercising the right to free speech and information is a measure of the wider sense of the protection of human freedoms.