UN and Western embassies voice considerations amid Myanmar coup fears

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Police stand guard alongside a highway in Naypyidaw on January 29, 2021, forward of the reopening of the parliament on February 1 following the November 2020 elections which Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling Nationwide League for Democracy (NLD) gained in a landslide.

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United Nations Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres stated on Friday he was following with “nice concern” developments in Myanmar, the place navy threats and coup fears have overshadowed the deliberate opening of parliament.

Escalating pressure between the civilian authorities and the highly effective navy has stirred fears of a coup within the aftermath of an election the military says was fraudulent.

The military has stated it plans to “take motion” if its complaints concerning the election will not be addressed and a spokesman this week declined to rule out the potential of seizing energy.

In an announcement Guterres referred to as on “all actors to desist from any type of incitement or provocation, reveal management, and to stick to democratic norms and respecting the end result of the 8 November normal election.”

“All electoral disputes ought to be resolved by established authorized mechanisms,” he added.

In a separate assertion, Western nations stated they had been wanting ahead to the “peaceable convening” of parliament on Monday.

“We urge the navy, and all different events within the nation to stick to democratic norms, and we oppose any try to change the end result of the elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition,” stated the assertion signed by the embassies of Australia, Britain, Canada, the European Union and United States, amongst others.