CHRO Welcomes Burma’s Interim Govt

Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) pledged support for Burma’s new interim government formed by Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hlutaw (CRPH).
“They are elected and therefore mandated by the people…The interim government will work towards restoring human rights, democracy and federal matters in our country,” Salai Za Uk Ling, CHRO deputy director, told Khonumthung News.
CRPH was established by National League for Democracy MPs elected during last year’s race who were removed from office during the military coup.
CHRO released a statement congratulating the officials CRPH appointed for the newly formed National Unity Government (NUG) “as they strive to provide new direction to lead the wounded nation during chaos, bloodshed and immense grief.”
Salai Za Uk Ling said that previous administrations failed to address the root of the problems oppressing the ethnic minorities and it is why the military coup happened. “It’s time for this interim government to resolve these previous mistakes, and they have the opportunity right now.”
CHRO called on all the people in Burma,”regardless of ethnicity, religion or political affiliations” to stand behind the interim government to “confront the junta leaders and deny them the legitimacy and capability they need” to control the country “through illegal and violent means.”

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