New Zealand has strongly condemned the military coup and announced the severance of all ties with Myanmar. Furthermore, a travel ban on the ruling army leadership.
According to the International News Agency, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared the military coup in Myanmar unconstitutional. And announced that all projects that could benefit Myanmar’s military government will be halted.
Jacinda Arden added that all relations with Myanmar will be severed until democracy is restored. And funding to Myanmar will be cut off.
Rallies & Protest in Myanmar
Protests erupted across Myanmar over the imposition of a state of emergency. And the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi. The rallies expressed solidarity with the detained 73-year-old Sochi ruler. Most of whom were young students.
Meanwhile, the staff at 70 hospitals in more than 30 Myanmar towns quit in protest of a military coup. While the workforce denied attempting the directions of military leadership. Saying that the Corona epidemic had created more problems for the already distressed people. And that even in these circumstances, the army was only working for its own interests.
On the other hand, New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nania Mahota has demanded the release of the arrested head of the ousted government. In addition, the release of other prisoners. Saying that civilian supremacy in Myanmar must be ensured in order to restore relations with New Zealand.
New Zealand has now become the first country since the military coup to sever ties with Myanmar. Also, reject the military rule, while several countries, including the United States and Britain. New Zealand has strongly condemned the military coup.
Myanmar’s military declared a state of emergency on February 1. And seized power and detained ousted Aung San Suu Kyi.