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Myanmar: Homicide

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 15326, tabled on 9 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in Myanmar following the killing of six civilians in Sagaing Region’s Myinmu Township by the military in Myanmar on 8 June 2022.

Answered on

16 June 2022

Since the coup, the UK has had no senior bilateral engagement with the military regime but we continue to call out their actions publicly, most recently in a statement to the UN General Assembly on 13 June 2022. We also secured strong language on the protection of civilians at the UN Security Council (UNSC) on 2 February. On 26 November, the UK coordinated a joint statement which raised concern at the risk of mass atrocities in Sagaing Region and elsewhere in Myanmar, and which urged the military to end the violence. We will continue to use all available multilateral fora, including the UNSC, to raise our concerns at the targeting of civilians by the military.