The Free Rohingya Coalition said in a statement it was starting the “Boycott Myanmar Campaign” with 30 organizations in 10 countries. It called on “corporations, foreign investors, professional and cultural organizations to sever their institutional ties with Myanmar”.
“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.
On the 9th December 2019, International Genocide Day, 30 human rights, academic and professional organizations from 10 countries jointly launched an international “Boycott Myanmar Campaign” in order to bring to bear economic, cultural, diplomatic and political pressure on Myanmar’s coalition government of Aung San Suu Kyi and the military.
To keep the global pressure on, Nay San Lwin said, Free Rohingya Coalition is going to launch an online campaign called “Boycott Myanmar” on December 9. On this day in 1948, UN General Assembly adopted the genocide convention.