Even as he focuses primarily on Ukraine and Gaza, he should recognise the new axis of authoritarianism forming between China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, with Myanmar as a subsidiary,
A democratic government was swept away exactly a year ago, and the new regime’s main supporter China, needs to help avoid a humanitarian disaster.
Britain should call in the Burmese ambassador, suspend its training programme with the Burma Army, and continue to press at the UN.
But neither the American President’s concession to Britain nor the question of double standards are likely to deter some Parliamentarians.
Lord Alton of Liverpool is an independent cross-bench member of the House of Lords. Benedict Rogers is a human rights advocate with Christian Solidarity Worldwide, and author of ‘Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads’. Today, the House of Lords will devote at least an hour to debating Burma. Some may ask why – when the prevailing […]
Benedict Rogers is a human rights activist with Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission and a former parliamentary candidate in the City of Durham. He is the author of a new book, Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads, to be published in July by Random House. He has visited […]