The representative said that the people do not trust the military council at all and will not visit again until there is a meaningful visit.
The UN Secretary-General's special representative for Myanmar, Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, said on March 16 that the people of Burma have absolutely no faith in the coup military council. She also said that in providing assistance to Myanmar, we will be able to take action based on the needs of the people. She also said that the coup military council is preparing to hold an election to maintain power as a junta.
"In a situation where there is no inclusive political discussion and the people do not have political freedom, the violence may become worse due to the elections to be held by the military council. The Burmese people have absolutely no faith in the coup army. The military council only aims to establish a government backed by the military in the long term”
She also added that the coup military council extended the period of emergency declaration last February, and since the extension, the fights between have intensified, and human rights violations have been increasing, including bombings and burning down the homes of civilians.
She also said that despite the repression by the military council, the people of Burma continue to fight in a non-violent way. She explained why young people are armed.
"Despite the repression, people in many parts of Myanmar are still rebelling against the military council in a non-violent way. The generations that have passed through a short period of openness in Myanmar, especially the youth, are facing severe difficulties and are desperate. They believe that they have chosen the armed path to oppose the military council because they have no choice," he said. The United Nations Security Council made a decision to follow up on the Myanmar issue, but Ms. Noeleen Heyzer pointed out that the violence did not stop and all those arrested, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, were not released.
She also said that the military council had amended the armed laws with the aim of allowing those loyal to him to take up arms, and that martial law orders had been issued in 74 of the townships.
Ms.Noeleen Heyzer also included the activities of the National Unity Government (NUG) in her report.
She also said that she had meetings with the leadership of the National Unity Government (NUG) and also met with the Union Parliament Representative Committee (CRPH) and recently planned to meet personally with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the NUG.
In relation to the engagements that have been made in solving the crisis in Myanmar, in addition to NUG and CRPH, she had also interacted and discussed with local activists who are helping with humanitarian aid on the ground, women's groups, and that this was her approach when dealing with the Myanmar issue, as well as listening first. Only then, when supporting the Myanmar issue, we will be able to act based on the needs of the people, she said.
She also said, "Although the military council has accused the resisting revolutionary groups of being terrorists, the National Unity Government (NUG) is pointing out the brutality of the military council. The NUG has also condemned the killings committed by the PDF forces and warned them not to do inhumane acts. As both sides are escalating their attacks, there is no prospect of negotiation between the two sides."
In the report of the Special Representative for Myanmar, she also added about the Rohingya issue. When she visited the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, she said that the Rohingya wanted to go home. Returning home should be safe and free. The current military council and Arakan Army AA have stopped fighting. The military council said that the Rohingya repatriation issues are being prepared and should be in line with international standards. She said that it needs to be a successful process.
At the press conference after submitting the report, she was asked by a reporter whether she would still go to Burma again.
"I want to ask you to save lives by stopping weapons, jet fuel, and money from getting into the hands of the military council. To send humanitarian aid through the border directly to those who really need it, to protect Burmese refugees in the respective countries, to take action against those who commit war crimes and those who have been given impunity, to hand them over to the ICC or ICJ international courts, not to accept the representatives of the military council, not to accept the shameless election that will be held by the military council, including the National Unity Government NUG. I would like to request the UN member states and the international community to cooperate with the groups that are active for federal democracy, including the NUCC and ethnic groups," she said.
The UN Secretary-General's special representative for Myanmar, Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, said on March 16th, that the people of Burma have no confidence in the coup military council.
Yesterday, I presented the findings to international ambassadors at the United Nations General Assembly.