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Myanmar envoy urges action against junta

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Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar's permanent representative to the United Nations. (NIM)

UNITED NATIONS, United States — Myanmar’s permanent representative to the United Nations on Friday urged the international community to take the “strongest possible action” to end the junta’s rule in the country.

“We need far the strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup, to stop oppressing the innocent people, to return the state power to the people, and to restore the democracy,” Kyaw Moe Tun told the UN General Assembly.

Meanwhile, the UN envoy to Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said she “strongly condemns” recent steps by the junta including “unacceptable” use of lethal force, and called for the international community to press for a return to democracy.

“There is no justification for the military’s actions, and we must continue to call for the reversal of this impermissible situation, exhausting all collective and bilateral channels to restore Myanmar’s path on democratic reform,” she told the United Nations General Assembly via video link.

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