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Biden announces US will sanction Myanmar's military leaders following coup

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:53 min | 1 year ago

Biden announces US will sanction Myanmar's military leaders following coup

"Last week's data in myanmar provided the new us administration of president joe biden with its first major foreign policy crisis. We now have an idea of america's response. President biden has signed an executive order imposing sanctions on the coup leaders. This will be followed by measures to block the myanmar's military access to government funds held in the us. Further measures seem likely showed the gionta not to american demands that democratic order be restored one by louis lukens former. Us diplomat now senior partner with cigna global advisors liu first of all this all seem certainly measured against the last four years widely normal. Doesn't it well it does. You're right andrew. It does seem normal and there is a policy process in washington. That was carried out there. Tony blinken and president biden consulted with about this issue and then came to a decision to impose sanctions so very normal. Didn't learn about it by tweet. Sort of back to the good old days of foreign policy. I think not that. I'm wishing to sound overly nostalgic four the immediately preceding four years. But in an instance like this is this orthodoxy helpful. I mean the demand. Maurice generals rather priced this in. Wouldn't they well. The process and the consultant with allies is helpful whether sanctions themselves will be useful remains to be seen sanctions. Tend to have very limited effectiveness and the people who are targeted by sanctions. In this case the military leadership Tend to be able to to be somewhat immune to the effects of the sanctions. They and so the. Us has walk a very fine line in trying to punish the leadership but in a way. That doesn't actually trickle down and really hurt. The the average burmese people who who are responsible for the the off course well just as a general principle then. Is there any reason to imagine that the people behind the coup. D'etat actually care what. The united states thinks that. This point probably not much reason to think that they care you know. China is their number one trading partner. They do roughly three third of their trade with china and the us is not even in the top five list of trading partners So you know it's great that the us has a couple allies on board. And i think the tony blinken talk to his japanese counterpart yesterday to to sort of coordinate a little bit on this but if china is not going to impose sanctions which they won't it really reduces the effectiveness of what the us can do in that especially in that country where we have very few ties. So how much of the american response. So far and i guess what we might still see often. American response is not so much the new. Us administration hoping it can affect an outcome in this specific circumstance but is more trying to set a general tone trying to establish. This is how this administration is going to do business. This is how we're going to react to things. Yeah look. I mean even if even if the sanctions are completely symbolic sends an important message that the that the united states will not tolerate this kind of activity and will work to promote the the sustenance of democratic governments around the world if the united states had ignored the coup in myanmar mar. I think that would send a message to people thinking about overthrowing governments around the world that hey we can do this now and get away with it now. The burmese military leaders may still get away with it remains to be seen whether the us sanctions will have any effect or not but the us had to send a message in some ways. This is a new administration and we're gonna take democracy seriously. How much more. Careful is the united states being about me on mob this time than it might have been during the previous stretch of military rule because in that period of course it did seem like a much more straightforward good guys versus bad guys proposition than you had this. All neha canonized a leader in waiting under house arrest on sang suci Whose stature. I think has been somewhat reduced by her own complicity with the people who've just thrown out of a job. Yeah i mean certainly. Her stature has been diminished over the last years in. Not just yeah. i mean. Basically because of her alignment with the military leaders in sort of her reaction to the the genocide in myanmar. That said i think the united states is trying to look at is not from the perspective of individual personalities but from the perspective of the principles of democracy and our unwillingness or or distaste for To go along with with appearing to support a military coup so we have to come out. The united states had to come out and strongly against this coup and short of military action economic sanctions against the people who perpetrated a coup really. The only way to go for now. The united states does of course have a diplomatic relationship with me on march for the moment at least any way you have been a diplomat serving abroad for the united states in a in a circumstance like this is there anything ambassadors another embassy staff on the ground candu or is it more likely case. They've just been told to make as little noise as they possibly can. Well i think the probably been quite vocal. I think in and you have to walk a fine line. You don't wanna be so vocal against the new leaders in the military that that you get thrown out of the country because certainly that is a possibility now. But you wanna make america's presence known and you wanna know you wanna make america's policies known so my guess is that Certainly through social media which is of limited value in me mark. I think the government has cut down. Cut off a lot of the internet but they they will be trying to work through their networks of of Dissenters and people in civil society to try to get the word out that the united states is with you. And we're working on this. How important is it to the united states to get at least some sort of result out of this. I mean i understand what you're saying about. How the united states is obliged to lay down the law here especially with the new administration but he is there a risk that they are seen to have done exactly that and have not make the blindest bit of difference to anything. Well there is a risk. I mean if if the us government left it as it is now the just the sanctions. That would be a worry but my guess is that Tony blinken will be is embarking on on a of diplomacy with counterparts around the world to try to to you take it to the next level not necessarily only through sanctions through a global reaction against this coup again. It comes back to the challenge. That is hard to do something. The un security council If china doesn't go along with it and china's unlikely to go along with any condemnation of the military leaders in in myanmar But i think tony blinken will certainly be trying to rally allies onto the us side honest

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"sang suci" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

10:35 min | 1 year ago

"sang suci" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

"This is the republic keeper broadcast. Front-seat revolution doesn't seem to matter Our early i get started how much i try to get ready. I'm just. I'm never never ready. There's always one more thing that i think had this one more thing it'd be really you know what one more thing is. Get myself a little bit more than just start on time anyway. Welcome to the republican broadcast. This is the day that the lord has made let us rejoice in the glad in it. As i say broadcasting from the forest in cottage lake washington. Just outside of seattle. Russian-made octavia mk. Two nine hundred microphone. So let's kick off like we always knew by thanking god for good health and the ability. Be here sharing with you. Close that window down. Maybe things all run a little smoother and welcome. Happy monday in good morning. Good evening. good afternoon indeterminate. Time of the day. Middle of the night depending where you are. And i was. I've been thinking a lot about one of our faithful listeners. Slash viewers are andrew in thailand. Because he's very close to myanmar where this whole coup thing has happened overnight and it is very interesting parallel to what we have going on here and you have those you by the way on the on the facebook thing on actually think it put it up on. Youtube doesn't matter which one i always say broadcasting from the forest in cottage lake. And you can take a look up there. There's a video. I put up this weekend. I think it got a little bit. I used somebody's music without permission. So i'd violated a copyright. And i like to a youtube does it better than facebook on that by the way on youtube. When you use somebody else's music they just give you notice that says. Hey we're going to pay them any revenue from it perfect. I like that. They should get it anyway right on facebook instead of doing that. They just mute the music. But anyway if you wanna see what the forest is where we look here. There's baby salmon salmon smolts spawning salmon anders owls and woodpeckers. And it's a it's just a cool place and that's where the show originates from so Anyway welcome and let's get right into this. So the the coup in myanmar first of all what is where is myanmar. Where's me and more. What the heck is this myanmar place. Where is where is it. Why should we care well before we get into the specifics of this coup. I want to give you some background on me. And mar and where they are myanmar's also known as burma and the coastal area is occupied by people name the row hinge people rohingya ranjha. I don't if i pronounce it correctly. The pronunciation is less important than the fact that these are persecuted people and they are a muslim minority and the military has been in charge of myanmar burma. Since i think the sixties sometime in the sixties i think nine hundred sixty two while the clips says here and they have brutalized these people and then the civilian government came in and the mill. There was hope that the they wouldn't realize the ryan people and the military was used again as an instrument of persecution at the hands of the civilian government. So i want to just give you this as a backdrop in the country where this coup just happened. This is from voice of america org great job. Nearly one million hindu refugees have been driven out of their homes and villages in me and more into neighboring. bangladesh. It is by far one of the world's largest humanitarian crises today the ranger art descendants of the ancient southeast asian kingdom of our economy. It's voters face of bay of bengal to its west the indian subcontinent to its north and burma proper to its east isolated by the arakan mountains and accessible primarily by see in the eighth century muslim traders abroad islam to arcand went the religion spread into eighteen century arakan was conquered by the neighboring farms people until recently the descendants of the oregon now known as the ruin is deleted from the majority buddhist mission in what is now called the recai state but men mar denied rowing it the right to citizenship their basic rights to study work or access to health services for severely restricted beginning in two thousand twelve western leaders started to take notice rocky and statement we see the danger of continued tensions there then in august twenty seventeen tensions between the hinge and the burmese boiled over row rohinton rebels attacked me and more security forces the military quickly counter-attacked the violence against civilians has forced more than half a million people to flee for their lives hundreds have been killed at least two hundred villages have been burned to the ground the word genocide shine a spotlight on these accounts of ethnic cleansing this is the story behind the catastrophic humanitarian crisis affecting southeast and the story of the people trying to help the ruling go i wanna encourage all of you to I'll post that on encourage you to watch the whole thing. It's fifty minutes long. it's by greta van. Susteren who i think is one of the best journalists there there is period fact you know what she and i are been friendly on a couple of. I think i'm gonna see if i can get her to talk about this. Maybe i'm an invited. Talk after the show and see if i can get her to come on. She has been just absolutely doing heroic work on these persecuted. People now Here's what the backdrop is. And i'm gonna show you a video in this okay to go through. So i wanted to be the backdrop though so you have a sense of what's happening that's the thing now. The military who had been charged Gave way to a civilian government veers back by the way wade said something about this russian microphone. I'll tell the story on that a little bit after the break That's an interesting thing so Me on mars election commission. It says i rejected allegations by the military that fraud role in determining the outcome of november's elections which delivered a landslide victory to on san suu cheese ruling party. The decision announced thursday commit heighten tensions after the military which had ruled in our for five decades until two thousand and fifteen refused to rule out the possibility of a coup So the military has been complaining since the election that there were problems with the voter rolls. The very exact same things that we are hearing here that i dead. People voted that people who don't exist voted that the ballot box stuff boxes were stuffed. That there were photocopies. Made all of these things are being alleged now in myanmar election and the military there has taken control of the state now. There are a lot of people who say that. That's what they wanted to have happened. Here watch it there. I don't think you're. I don't think it's really what you want. And what the military there is saying. They're making the basically the same argument that people have made for military control here. And that's worthy institution that can be trusted to protect the constitution. So we have to do it because no one else will do it okay. Possible here's the story today. myanmar's military seizes power detains elected leader on sung suci. Mars military sees power on monday and a democratically elected government of nobel laureate aung sung surchi. Who was detained among other along with other leaders or a national league for democracy party in early morning raids and so now the military has taken her into custody. And i know there are people here who would like to see our military go in and arrest joe biden and kamala harris and nancy pelosi and have the military. Do that i. I'd i'd like to have criminals arrested. I'm not sure what the military to do it regardless a week ago. People were concerned that this might happen. Here's what that sounded like. Hundreds of citizens marched on the streets of me and ma in support of the military amid concerns that the armed forces might attempt to seize power around two hundred people carrying flags banners through the commercial capital of young. They chanted slogans in support of the military and against foreign intervention in the country's internal issues avenue to handle this. I don't speak. i'll speak burmese. Or whatever the languages so the speech there doesn't help but they were concerned that this might happen and now in fact it has happened. And here is the cbs reporting on maybe inocencio with us from beijing. Ramey good morning to you doesn't sound good in myanmar. What's going on this in good morning. No not at all it very much as a country either suspended or frozen of for example international flights in and out have been canceled banks have been shut and cbs news has been trying our hardest to try to contact people in the country for interviews. That has also been very spotty..

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Why is the military taking control in Myanmar?

Monocle 24: The Briefing

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Why is the military taking control in Myanmar?

"Mehan mars military is to have decided that they decade is a long enough experiment with civilian rule in the last few hours. The army has seized power and declared a state of emergency scheduled to last year sang. Suci the country's de facto. Prime minister has been detained. She is urging resistance and protest but may find international support less forthcoming than it was during her previous long. Stretch of house arrest prior to coming to power herself. The nobel peace laureate is now widely seen as having been at best a passive accessory to the army's recent pogroms through jim

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Why is Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:13 min | 2 years ago

Why is Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice

"Awarding someone the Nobel Prize for peace is always tempting. Fate saw cha the vagaries of human affairs. Yesterday's warmonger is tomorrow's peacemaker and vice versa. That it's not really the Norwegian Nobel Committees Fault when Pulse Charity Makes Mockery of some of their judgements. When you give a piece Gong to someone like Henry Kissinger oh Yasser Arafat? It's just a risk you run. And it is nevertheless startling to see an actual Nobel peace laureate appearing at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to defend the government they lead against allegations of genocide. It's pretty much the one thing that isn't supposed to happen. History had given us the opportunity to give up our best just for a cause in which we believed when the Nobel Committee chose to honor me. The road had chosen of my own free will aw became less lonely path to follow sang suci daughter of the founder of modern Myanmar Aung San and a formidable politician diplomat and and activist in her own. Right won the Nobel Peace Prize in Nineteen ninety-one at the time she was rivaled only by Nelson Mandela as a universally admired Royat. Avatar of all. That was good displaying exemplary courage in resisting. All that was bad. She led the National League for Democracy as it faced down only terrifying and ruthless military GIONTA which had turned Myanma into North Korea with Palm. Trees saying SUCI spent most of the period between Nineteen nineteen ninety nine and two thousand and ten under house arrest. She was a hero aside from the Nobel Peace Prize. She was awarded the Sakharov Prize. US Congressional Channel Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of freedom an honorary order of Australia. Honorary Citizenship of Canada and Amnesty International's ambassador of conscience since award. Luke pestle made a film about her. U2 wrote a song about and in time she triumphed the NLD won a landslide election victory in two thousand and fifteen though denied the presidency on a technicality. She became state councillor effectively. Myanmar's prime minister it. It was hailed worldwide as a victory for decency determination and patience and now she's denying that she is some kind of an accessory to crimes against humanity he sang Succi has been fair to say on a journey. These ban mind this complex situation and the challenge to sovereignty and security already in our country when you're assessing the intent of those who attempted to deal with the rebellion. Surely under the circumstances genocidal decider intent cannot be only hypothesis loan and it is important to be clear that while Aung Sang. SUCCI is in The Hague. She is not in the dark. She is appearing voluntarily and has not been charged with any crime the allegation before the ICJ EJ is against her country. Not Her the case has been brought by the Gambia. Backed by the fifty-seven members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Asian a coterie which includes several nations who might want to pause before mounting their high horses where human rights are concerned. The allegation is essentially essentially that Myanmar's recent persecution of the Hindu people Myanmar's Muslim minority. Who lived mostly in the country's raccoon state amounts to genocide this? This is a term with specific legal meanings and it will be for the court to determine if events in Myanmar meet the threshold. What is known is bad enough? Enough since two thousand and sixteen perhaps a million ranger have fled Myanmar mostly to neighboring Bangladesh journalists NGOs and the UN win have reported a consistent pattern of atrocious violence much of it directed at civilians not excluding children Myanmar's military known as has the top Madore have consistently claimed that they are waging a counter insurgency against Islamist terrorists though Sang Suci does not directly command the Tatmadaw. Aw this is also the line that she has held. The most sympathetic imaginable interpretation of aren't sang Suu Cheese behavior. And it's a reach is that that she is still in some respects the prisoner of the same military which once held her under house arrest. She may have calculated. This is a compromise. She has to to make to maintain such democracy as me unmanned now has that if she takes hold in the military the military will once again take charge of the country. This is a question unlikely to interest the hundreds of thousands over hinge in now wondering if they'll ever be able to go home again and they of course are the ones who have have survived the Tatmadaw's pogroms justice for the victims. If it is coming at all maybe years away

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U.N. Security Council puts spotlight on Rohingya refugee crisis

01:59 min | 4 years ago

U.N. Security Council puts spotlight on Rohingya refugee crisis

"Flee honduras because of the violence but he hasn't made up his mind whether to cross into the us just yet rapid with trump in office it's not certain whether the us will allow us to stay he says they might just send us back even ao mujica caravan organizers says people are now aware of the dire circumstances central americans face by this caravan has been able to do that visualize what's happening and people that need know about immigration has seen this the trump administration says it's prepared to prosecute anyone who makes a false asylum claim or tries to enter the us illegally carrie kahn npr news to wanna united nations security council envoys have begun a four day visit to bangladesh and myanmar on a factfinding mission about the refugee crisis michael sullivan reports britain's un ambassador karen pierce says the plight of the rohingya is one of the most significant human rights cases we have faced in the last decade she's referring to the violence against me on mars muslim minority rohingyas since rohingya militant attacks last august led to a brutal crackdown by myanmar security forces and reports of murder rape and the burning of dozens of rohingya villages nearly seven hundred thousand row hangup fled to the safety of camps in neighboring bangladesh in what both the un and the us have called ethnic cleansing the un team will visit those camps so we'll also make a rare visit to me on mars richt state largely off limits to foreigners since august they'll also meet with me on mars de facto leader aung sung suci for npr news i'm michael sullivan in chiang rai thailand this is npr news south korean officials say north korea says it will shut down as nuclear test site in may and allow experts and reporters from south korea and the us to visit the site north korean leader kim jong un made the comment during his summit friday with south korean president moon jaein where he also expressed optimism about meeting with president trump researchers have found the remains of.

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