Subject: Lend Your Voice to Myanmar’s Persecuted Minorities 

Dear [Member of Parliament/Representative/City Councillor, etc.],

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.

Investigations by the United Nations and other bodies confirm the Myanmar military’s leading role in this persecution. They have said that it may amount to the gravest of international crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

And this persecution continues until today, with perpetrators going largely unpunished and Myanmar’s military operating with impunity. Moreover, they are fuelled by the direct and indirect support of foreign governments and international corporations.

Meanwhile, Myanmar’s civilian leadership, under State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, has been denying atrocity crimes and blocking UN investigators from looking into them – effectively further justifying the military’s egregious and pervasive rights violations.

Therefore, despite the fact that these events are now coming under scrutiny in the world’s top courts, like the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, Myanmar’s minorities are as vulnerable as ever.

For this reason, we, as your political constituents, urge you to join with other political leaders around the world to lend your voice to Myanmar’s persecuted minorities by:

Passing a resolution denouncing the persecution of Myanmar’s persecuted minorities and the widespread failure to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Calling on your government leaders, your country’s allies, and international corporations to stop directly or indirectly supporting Myanmar’s military, since it is this support that enables persecution of minorities to continue.

Your voice has power. Your actions matter. By using your platform to speak out, you will help cast a spotlight on these atrocity crimes and show the world that our community rightfully stands in solidarity with Myanmar’s minorities. This may help end and prevent further persecution and restore everyone’s right to live in peace, dignity and equality.

Thank you for your principled leadership.