The comments made by Stephen Kinnock, the Shadow Minister for Asia and the Pacific, on 19 July 2021.
Labour has repeatedly called on the UK Government to match its strong rhetoric with concrete action when it comes to Myanmar. We are pleased to see many of those calls echoed in this report.
It is the moment for the UK Government to take action, including immediate recognition of Myanmar’s civilian government, applying sanctions against the military’s financial interests and working with the United Nations to secure a ban on arms sales.
As the pen-holder on Myanmar at the United Nations, the UK has an obligation to work with democratic partners and allies to safeguard the rights and freedoms of the Burmese people.