Rights group denounces Japan envoy for ‘disturbing’ comments on Myanmar Rohingya By Reuters | January 15, 2020 TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo-based human...
“Join the Boycott Myanmar movement to stop funding and legitimizing Myanmar genocide and to support justice, accountability and equality for Rohingya people.”
Stand Against Genocide by Stripping Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize
For decades, Myanmar has violently and systematically persecuted its minorities, including the Rohingya people as well as the Shan, Kachin, Ta’ang, Karen, Chin, Mon and Kayar communities.
Since the two bouts of organized attacks against, and systematic destruction of, Rohingya people in western Myanmar in 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi’s conduct has proven that she is wholly unworthy of holding the Nobel Peace Prize. On the 10th of December, International Human Rights Day, she will become the first Nobel Peace Laureate in history to officially deny and dismiss the credible allegations by the United Nations of her government’s genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes at the International Court of Justice. Sign this petition to tell the Norwegian Nobel Committee to strip Aung San Suu Kyi’s 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.
The time has come to end business as usual in Myanmar, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled decades of mass killings and rape, forced labour, and cultural destruction by the Myanmar government, with no solution in sight. The Shan, Kachin, and other ethnic groups have similarly suffered. While there is no justice, no peace, no equality, and no dignity for minority groups in Myanmar, there can be no business with corporations linked with alleged perpetrators in the Myanmar government.
Myanmar leaders are now facing accountability at the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and in Argentina. We invite foreign investors and consumers from across Asia, Europe, North America, and around the world to support accountability and avoid the possibility of their own liability. We ask that they join this global movement to end impunity for genocide and crimes against humanity against ethnic minorities in Myanmar. Without justice and equality, there can be no investment, and no meaningful democracy and inclusive development in Myanmar.
The Free Rohingya Coalition, for example, is currently seeking international civil society support for a boycott campaign targeting corporations complicit with Myanmar's crimes.
With the Rohingya genocide finally on trial, now is not the time for international self-satisfaction, but reinvigorated solidarity with the victims of the world's violated promise of "never again".
"Aung San Suu Kyi is not simply defending the Burmese military, which is only an organ of the state. Aung San Suu Kyi is there defending Myanmar as a member state and its racist society," Zarni said.
Zarni said he was extremely saddened that Suu Kyi still has a lot of support inside the country; tens of thousands of people attended rallies in Myanmar as she departed for the Netherlands.
Nay San Lwin, the campaign coordinator for Free Rohingya Coalition, said the visit of the Myanmar delegation appears to be nothing but an eyewash and the Bangladesh government was wasting time by allowing their visit to the camps.
“Myanmar wants to show to the international community that they want repatriation to be done,” he told The Daily Star from Germany yesterday.
“We are waiting for the ICJ ruling next month. We already have begun ‘Boycott Myanmar campaign’ and will strengthen it so that Myanmar is obliged to change its laws and grant our citizenship and ethnicity,” he said.