Myanmar

[Media Lines] Myanmar: International community must intervene in junta’s forced conscription of youth
19 February 2024 4:09 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the forced conscription of Myanmar youth as ordered by the military junta on 10 February 2024. The People’s Military Service Law requires young men ages 18 to 35 and women ages 18 to 27 to serve for up to two years in the military, with possible [ Read more ]

[Press Release] Myanmar: Three years on, the Myanmar people courageously push back against the junta
2 February 2024 4:33 pm

Through a Solidarity Panel Discussion, human rights organisations celebrate the resilience of the Myanmar people’s resistance movement while also urging ASEAN to take concrete actions against the junta. “There should not be a fourth year where the junta’s failed coup still exists. We stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar,” this sentiment echoed Myanmar [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: Government must investigate alleged arms trade between state-owned enterprises and the Myanmar military junta
8 December 2023 1:51 am

(Bangkok, 18 October 2023) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and 26 member organisations express are gravely concerned over the alleged arms trade between three Indonesian state-owned weapons manufacturers and the Myanmar military junta. We call on the Government of Indonesia to thoroughly investigate the matter and to cease all activities [ Read more ]

[Press Release] Civil society welcomes the decision of GANHRI: Global body recommends the removal of the accreditation status of the junta’s Myanmar National Human Rights Commission
5 December 2023 10:00 am

[5 December 2023] The CSO Working Group on Independent National Human Rights Institution (Burma/Myanmar) (Working Group) and the Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) welcome the decision by the largest network of national human rights institutions (NHRIs), recommending the removal of the accreditation status of Myanmar military junta’s Myanmar National Human Rights [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] ASEAN: Halt Plans for “Inclusive Dialogue” and Act to Hold the Military Junta to Account
4 December 2023 10:01 am

We, the undersigned organisations, call on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to refrain from merely advocating for inclusive national dialogue in Myanmar that undermine efforts and the will of Myanmar people. ASEAN must take concrete actions to fulfil the demands made by the people of Myanmar to establish a federal democratic union and [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: Government must investigate alleged arms trade between state-owned enterprises and the Myanmar military junta
18 October 2023 2:18 pm

(Bangkok, 18 October 2023) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and 26 member organisations express are gravely concerned over the alleged arms trade between three Indonesian state-owned weapons manufacturers and the Myanmar military junta. We call on the Government of Indonesia to thoroughly investigate the matter and to cease all activities [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] Open Letter to Komnas HAM in regard to the Alleged Provision of Arms and Equipment from PT. Pindad, PT. PAL, and PT. Dirgantara Indonesia to Myanmar Military Junta
11 October 2023 2:36 pm

No : 03/SK-KontraS/X/2023 Subject : Open Letter to Komnas HAM in regard to the Alleged Provision of Arms and Equipment from PT. Pindad, PT. PAL, and PT. Dirgantara Indonesia to Myanmar Military Junta   For Ms. Atnike Nova Sigiro Commissioner of The Indonesian National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Myanmar/Burma [ Read more ]

[Open Letter] FORUM-ASIA’s Position to the Interface during the 5th EU-ASEAN Policy Dialogue on Human Rights
4 October 2023 1:34 pm

TO: H.E. Eamon Gilmore European Union Special Representative for Human Rights European Union   H.E. Wahyuningrum Chair and Indonesia Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)   Subject: FORUM-ASIA’s Position to the Interface during the 5th EU-ASEAN Policy Dialogue on Human Rights Dear Excellencies, We at the Asian Forum for Human Rights [ Read more ]

[HRC54 Oral Statement] Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the report of Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
11 September 2023 10:38 pm

54th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the report of Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar Oral statement delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 11 September 2023   Mr. President, We welcome the report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] Open Letter for Outcome Document Myanmar Advocacy Day
6 September 2023 6:24 pm

To ASEAN leaders: H.E. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Prime Minister of Brunei H.E Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia H.E Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia H.E Sonexay Siphandone, Prime Minister of Laos H.E Anwar bin Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia H.E Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr, President of the Philippines H.E Lee Hsien Loong, [ Read more ]