UN to Discuss Myanmar Representation this Week

The photo shows the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo courtesy of Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons)

The United Nations will decide this week which government gets to represent Myanmar at the General Assembly. The military seized power from Myanmar’s elected officials in a February coup. But several of those officials have formed a shadow government, known as the National Unity Government.

Call to resistance

These politicians recently called for civilians all around the country to fight against the military. So far, no organized uprising has taken place.

Foreign governments, in response, called for peace. Some are concerned the declaration of a people’s war may actually hurt the National Unity Government’s case for democratic legitimacy.

But people continue to suffer under military rule. Joe Handley of Asian Access says, “Well over 1000 people have died in the last six months or so. And I think they’ve incarcerated somewhere between 7,000 and 10,000 people.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray the peace of Jesus will comfort God’s people in the country and change the hearts of those set on violence.