The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday declared legislation condemning the Myanmar military junta that started on February 1st and contributed to the overthrow of the democratically elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
The invoice condemned the Myanmar junta’s violent dispersal of both protestors and called for the release of detained protestors and chosen political leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi. Even though 398 lawmakers voted in favor of this settlement, 14 abstained — all of whom were conservative Congress members.
“We have to, we must make it very clear that america is seeing and that we encourage the recovery of democracy,” that he said at a recent announcement.
After alleging voter fraud, the army declared a nationwide state of crisis, leaving Tatmadaw commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing temporarily in energy. Min Aung Hlaing promptly threatened to suspend constitutional freedoms. Months after, the army arrested numerous elected officials and issued nationally telephone and net blackouts. Security forces have killed at least 149 peaceful demonstrators because the protests started and thousands are hurt by tear gas, water cannons, and rubber bullets. The real number is probably much greater.
The U.S. joins the global community in condemning Myanmar’s military coup.