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Myanmar’s opposition party attends the hearing session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Yangon – Amidst the battle of representing the country on the global stage between Myanmar’s military junta that staged Feb 01 coup and the shadow National Unity Government (NUG) going fierce, CRPH (Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) that formed the National Unity Government (NUG) has sent its delegates to attend the hearing session organised by Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians at Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

Representing CRPH, Daw Myat Thi Ta Htun and U Si Thu Maung, committee members of International Relations, attended the haring session. 

The hearing session is held via video conference at 1:30 pm [Myanmar Time] on Nov 28.  

CRPH has released a statement saying it has opportunities to present current political development and crimes committed by the military junta, including the rape cases against women and massive human rights violations on civilians. 

The military junta is still being blocked from attending the ASEAN Summit, even though China has lobbied to the ASEAN’s bloc leaders allowing the military leader to attend the Summit. The block is said to be the result of failure to implement the five consensus points agreed at the ASEAN Special Summit on Apr 24. 

While the junta leader is showing no sign of commitment to implementing his promises to ASEAN leaders for which he is barred from attending the Summit, the CRPH/NUG is stepping up being recognized by international organizations like IPU, which is an important step for securing a wider legitimacy for the opposition party.

On the other side, it is gradually closing the window for the international recognition the military junta is seeking.  

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) facilitates parliamentary diplomacy and empowers parliaments and parliamentarians to promote peace, democracy and sustainable development around the world.

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