Arab News Japan
TOKYO: Forty-six organizations of Burmese residents in Japan called on Sunday for the creation of a government of national unity in Myanmar.
Nearly 2,000 Burmese gathered in front of the United Nations University in central Tokyo, some wearing traditional costumes, others displaying portraits of Ang San Suu Kyi. Other activists waved portraits of former United Nations diplomat Kyaw Moe Tun to indicate that they want him to replace the military junta that took power on February 1, 2021.
A Burmese engineer who works at an architectural firm in Tokyo, painted her cheekbones the colors of the national flag, protesting against junta soldiers who violate human rights. She insisted that there are strikes and armed resistance movements in opposition to the government.
Another young Myanmar resident told Arab News Japan that in the national government all minorities will have equal rights, including the Rohingyas after the fall of the military regime. As for the pandemic, the government’s handling is said to be “catastrophic” and the regime has made arbitrary arrests of doctors. Many Burmese citizens could not be treated and the infection has spread, but thanks to actions by non-governmental organizations, cases are now on the decline.
In Tokyo, the organizations co-signed a letter which they handed to a United Nations representative in Tokyo who will forward it to United Nations headquarters.