Australian Government must push for an end to Myanmar’s devastating Rohingya crisis

Feb 10, 2017

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA have signed on to a global statement issued today by a coalition of civil society organisations and called for Australian government to use its international influence to push for an immediate end to the crisis and for a UN Commission of Inquiry.

The global statement highlights the assassination of prominent Muslim NLD legal advisor, U Ko Ni, and calls on Myanmar’s NLD Government to “prohibit advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence”. U Ko Ni had proposed an amendment to Myanmar’s constitution which would have limited the powers of the country’s military.

Read the ACFID, ACTU and APHEDA statement
Read the global statement

Women carries portrait of slain lawyer U Ko Ni; Soldiers in Rakhine/Arakan State
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