Monday, August 2

MPs call for suspension of Myanmar’s Asean membership

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Tangau (file photo)

KOTA KINABALU: A total of 56 parliamentarians and three senate members have jointly urged Asean to suspend Myanmar’s membership.

They are calling for the suspension until and unless the Military junta stop skilling protesters.

“The international community must not leave Myanmarese civilian protesters to die helplessly,” they said in a joint statement bearing the letterhead of the Tuaran MP Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau.

They also said that the killing of at least 38 protesters on March 3 shows that the global sanction of the Myanmar junta including Asean’s non-recognition of the Junta is utterly ineffective and inadequate.

“We call upon the Malaysian and other Asean governments to commence the process to suspend Myanmar’s membership in Asean until the Military Junta sits down with NLD and peaceful protestors for a peaceful solution.

“Asean has the moral responsibility to stop political massacre in our backyard. Allowing Myanmar’s Junta to be covered under Asean’s umbrella while killing peacefully protesting Myanmarese is condoning the killing. The blood of Myanmarese civilians would be on the hand of all Asean countries if we do not do what we can,” they said.

Those joining the statement consist of the House of Representatives (Constituency) namely,  Noor Amin Ahmad (P002 Kangar), Chan Ming Kai (P009 Alor Setar), Nor Azrina Surip (P014 Merbok), Lim Guan Eng (P034 Bagan), Nurul Izzah (P044 Permatang Pauh), Sim Chee Kong (P045 Bukit Mertajam), Kasthuri Patto (P046 Batu Kawan), Sim Tze Tzin (P052 Bayan Baru), Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik (P053 Balik Pulau), The Kok Lim (P060 Taiping), Wong Kah Woh (P064 Ipoh Timur), Ngeh Koo Ham (P068 Beruas), Thomas Su (P070 Kampar), Mohd Hatta Md Ramli (P074 Lumut), Chang Lih Kang (P077 Tanjong Malim), Wong Tack (P089 Bentong), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (P100 Pandan), Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus (P101 Hulu Langat), Wong Chen (P104 Subang), Maria Chin Abdullah (P105 Petaling Jaya), Sivarasa Rasiah  (P107 Sungai Buloh), Khalid Abd Samad (P108 Shah Alam), Charles Santiago (P110 Klang), Lim Lip Eng (P114 Kepong), P.Prabakaran (P115 Batu), Dr Tan Yee Kew (P116 Wangsa Maju), Hannah Yeoh (P117 Segambut), Nik Nazmi (P118 Setiawangsa), Fong Kui Lun (P120 Bukit Bintang), Fahmi Fadzil (P121 Lembah Pantai), Teresa Kok (P122 Seputeh), Tan Kok Wai (P123 Cheras), Cha Kee Chin (P130 Rasah), Khoo Poay Tiong (P138 Kota Melaka), Natrah Ismail (P141 Sekijang), Pang Hok Liong (P142 Labis), Yeo Bee Yin (P145 Bakri), Syed Saddiq (P146 Muar), Maszlee Malik (P151 Simpang Renggam), Wong Shu Qi (P152 Kluang), Lim Kit Siang (P162 Iskandar Puteri), Teo Nie Ching (P163 Kulai), Rozman Isli (P166 Labuan), Munirah Isnaraisah Majlis (P169 Kota Belud), Wilfred Madius Tangau (P170 Tuaran), Azis Jamman (P171 Sepanggar), Chan Foong Hin (P172 Kota Kinabalu), Darell Leiking (P174 Penampang), Hj Ahmad (P175 Papar), Mohd Din Ketapi (P188 Lahad Datu), Shafie Apdal (P189 Semporna), Ma’mun B Sulaiman (P191 Kalabakan), Kelvin Yii (P195 Bandar Kuching), Wong Ling Biu (P208 Sarikei), Oscar Ling Chai Yew (P212 Sibu) and Alice Lau Kiong Yieng (P211 Lanang). While the trio from the senate are Donald Peter Mojuntin, Aiman Athirah and Theodore Douglas Lind.