UN fears for Myanmar Rohingya following coup

UN fears for Myanmar Rohingya following coup
The United Nations fears the coup in Myanmar will worsen the plight of some 600,000 Rohingya Muslims still in the united states, a UN spokesman said on Monday as the Security Council planned to meet on the most recent developments on Tuesday.

Myanmar's military seized power on Monday in a good coup against the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained and also other political leaders of in early morning raids.

A good 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state delivered more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing into Bangladesh, where they are still stranded in refugee camps. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Western states accused the Myanmar military of ethnic cleaning, which it denied.

"There are about 600,000 Rohingya the ones that remain in Rakhine State, including 120,000 persons who happen to be effectively confined to camps, they cannot move freely and have extremely limited usage of basic health and education services," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

"So our fear is definitely that the events could make the problem worse for them," he said.

The 15-member UN Security Council plans to go over Myanmar in a closed meeting on Tuesday, diplomats said.

"You want to address the long-term threats to peace and security, of course functioning closely with Myanmar's Asia and ASEAN neighbours," Britain's UN Ambassador Barbara Woodward, president of the council for February, informed reporters.

China, backed by Russia, shielded Myanmar from any significant council action following the 2017 military crackdown. Beijing and Moscow happen to be council veto powers along with France, Britain and america.

China's UN mission told Reuters on Monday it hoped to find out more about the latest developments in Myanmar from the Security Council briefing on Tuesday.

"It's also our hope that any approach of the Council would be conducive to the steadiness of Myanmar rather than making the problem more difficult," a spokesperson for the Chinese UN objective said.

The Myanmar army said it had detained Suu Kyi and others in response to "election fraud", handing capacity to military chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for just one year.

The United Nations called for the release of most those detained, Dujarric said. He said Guterre's special envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, "remains actively involved" and is likely to brief the Reliability Council.

The United Nations has long had a occurrence in Myanmar. Reliability Council envoys travelled to Myanmar in April 2018 and fulfilled separately with Suu Kyi and Min Aung Hlaing following crackdown on the Rohingya.
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