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31 Mar 2021

Myanmar opposition group calls for UN peacekeepers to stop killing spree

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

How can you be expected to talk to your killers?

That’s the question posed by a leading member of a newly-formed Myanmar opposition group.

As the UN Security Council meets in an emergency session to debate the crisis, the group, styling itself as “a people’s government”, wants UN peacekeepers to be sent to stop the killing spree that followed last month’s military coup.

But with Russia and China thought likely to oppose moves to sanction the generals, the chances of intervention are remote.
We report from Bangkok.