AHRC urges ASEAN, India, China to help restore peace in Myanmar

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Bangkok, Sep 26 (UNI) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has urged ASEAN nations, India and China to help Myanmar through a political transformation, which according to the rights body would be in the best interest of the region.

In an open letter to the governments of these countries, the AHRC observed that in view of the rapidly worsening situation in Myanmar these countries should play a vital role in helping Myanmar march towards a new and brighter future.

Holding the neighbours of Yangon responsible for military dictatorship holding on to power for the last two decades, it said the volatile situation in the country was a ''burden on its neighbours''.

''Whatever government has power in Myanmar, the economic and political weight of India, China and ASEAN would ensure its continued cooperation and good relations with its neighbours.

And were you to contribute to that change, it would also create much lasting goodwill, particularly at this historic time,'' the letter read.

It called upon the governments in these countries to do everything at their disposal, ''unilaterally and multilaterally'', to prevent violence in Myanmar.


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