INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY URGED TO NOT LEND LEGITIMACY OR RECOGNITION TO THE MILITARY REGIME IN MYANMAR

It is important that the international community does not lend legitimacy or recognition to the military regime in Myanmar. That was the message delivered by the United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy on Myanmar during an informal meeting in the General Assembly in which that country's legitimate Ambassador made an impassioned plea for international assistance to restore the elected government. With a warning that the military coup in early February risked pushing Myanmar back towards isolation from the international community. Sherwin Bryce-Pease reports.....