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Bipartisan House Democracy Partnership Commission Releases A Statement on the Military Coup in Burma

February 1, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (February 1, 2021) -- Today, Chairman David Price and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan of the House Democracy Partnership released a statement on reports of a military coup unfolding in Burma:

 

“We strongly condemn Burma’s military takeover of the country and detainment of democratically-elected leaders including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.  Burma’s November elections have been credited as free and fair, and attempts to undermine the democratic process and the Constitution of Burma must cease immediately.

“The military junta has inflicted tremendous economic and physical hardship on the people of Burma, including perpetrating mass genocide against the Rohingya people. The people of Burma cast their vote for continued democratic development and the military’s actions represent a significant and unacceptable setback, and we call for an immediate return to democratic norms as well as the release and reinstatement of Burma’s duly elected leaders.”

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