March 4, 2021

Australia is under international fire over its continued military assistance to Burma, after at least 38 people, including four children, were killed in the deadliest day of the junta’s crackdown against pro-democracy protests.

Australia is one of only 13 countries — along with Russia, China, North Korea, Belarus and Pakistan — that still provide training assistance or co-operation to the Tatmadaw, said Burma Campaign UK in a statement urging all 13 countries to “immediately halt” their programs.

“Countries entering into training and co-operation agreements with the Burmese military are complicit in the violations of international law the Burmese military are committing,” said executive director Anna Roberts.

Read the Australian report

See BCUK statement

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