MOFA opposes statements by France, the United States and the United Nations on the death sentences of four people

He spoke out against the statements made by France, the United States and the UN on the death sentences of four people including U Phyo Zeyar Thaw and U Jimmy alias Kyaw Min Yu, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( MOFA).

MOFA is referred to the statements of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic of June 4, 2022, of the French Embassy in Yangon of June 4, 2022 and of the remarks of the Spokesperson of the Secretary General of the United Nations of June 3, 2022 and the spokesperson of the United States Department of State on June 6, 2022, regarding the verdict of four terrorists including U Phyo Zeyar Thaw and U Kyaw Min Yu, the statement said.

The ministry underlined that Myanmar, as an independent and sovereign state, the incumbent government has every right to exercise all the powers and authorities conferred by the Constitution (2008). The ministry is also keen to stress that every citizen is equally subject to the law while everyone is treated equally under the law and enjoys the protection of basic human rights, he said.

Moreover, as Myanmar’s judiciary is independent, it ensures that the laws are equal and fair for all citizens residing in the Union. U Phyo Zeyar Thaw and U Kyaw Min Yu were sentenced to death after being found guilty of violating Sections 49(a), 50(i) and 50(j) of the Anti-Terrorism Act. Accordingly, the sentences were handed down as they were found to be the masterminds of orchestrating large-scale terrorist attacks against innocent civilians to sow fear and disrupt peace and stability, he said. -he declares.

Thus, the irresponsible statements and remarks of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, the French Embassy in Yangon, the United Nations Spokesperson’s Office and the United States Department of State of America are interpreted as complicity with terrorism and outright disregard for the continued violent attacks by so-called NUG and PDF terrorist groups which have resulted in the death of many innocent lives, injuries and the destruction of private property and public, he said.

In addition, the Ministry expresses its strongest indignation and its strong protest to the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic and to the French Embassy for having qualified the Council of State Administration (CSA) of “illegitimate military rule”, which is totally unacceptable to the Government of Myanmar, he said.

According to Article 3 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, this implies that diplomats should promote friendly relations between the sending State and the receiving State and according to Article 41 of the Convention, diplomats must abide by the laws and regulations of the state the state of residence and not to interfere in the internal affairs of the state respectively. The Ministry regrets that the French Republic, instead of promoting friendship and mutual respect with Myanmar, has issued a provocative statement which includes the aforementioned unacceptable term which not only unnecessarily interferes in the internal affairs of Myanmar under the pretext of human rights and democracy but also flagrantly violates the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. This declaration could have negative impacts on existing bilateral relations, he added.

It is regrettable to see the failure of some countries to respect the principle of the sovereign equality of States which is clearly prescribed by Article 2 of the United Nations Charter. The legitimacy of the State Administration Council (SAC) is indisputable as it was formed in accordance with the Constitution (2008) and the members of the State Administration Council from the central to the region/state, are composed of leaders of ethnic nationalities, leaders of certain political parties and members of the Tatmadaw. This fact clearly demonstrates the fact that the SAC is not a military administration. In order to enhance collaboration and constructive engagement, Myanmar once again calls on the international community to respect the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and internationally accepted conventions on diplomatic relations and to treat Myanmar with the same courtesy due to any sovereign government, he said.

Therefore, the Ministry protested and protested in the strongest terms against the irresponsible and irresponsible statements and remarks made by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, the French Embassy in Yangon, the door Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General and the US State Department spokesman to whom the department has already expressed its strong objection through diplomatic channels, he said.