Myanmar Military Coup: US and India oppose, China and Russia remain silent

KATHMANDU: The military coup in Myanmar has been condemned by the international community. Governments, political parties and human rights groups have called for restoration of democracy.

India has expressed interest in the evolving situation in Myanmar and is closely monitoring the situation. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement that it was in favour of a democratic transfer of power in Myanmar.

India has demanded the restoration of the rule of law and democratic rule.

The United States has opposed Myanmar’s military coup. White House Spokeswoman Jane Pasky objected to the Myanmar soldier’s allegations that the election was rigged and warned that action would be taken if the allegations were substantiated.

President Joe Biden has taken note of developments from National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.

Australian Foreign Minister Mary Pine has condemned the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi. John Sifton, Asia Director at Human Rights Watch, said the military had not handed over power in a practical manner in Myanmar and that it portrayed the military’s intentions.

Australian Foreign Minister Mary Pine has condemned the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi. John Sifton, Asia Director at Human Rights Watch, said the military had not handed over power in a practical manner in Myanmar and that it portrayed the military’s intentions.

Murray Hiebert, a Southeast Asia expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the Biden administration was in favour of democracy and human rights. However, he did not rule out the possibility of immediate US action. He expressed concern that China might side with Myanmar.

China and Russia have not commented on the report. 

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