KNO secretary urged Suu Kyi to admit genocide

The Kachin Post / December 11, 2019

The secretary of United Kingdom based Kachin National Organization (KNO) urged Burma’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to admit that Burma had committed genocide against Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in the country.

“I urged her today that Suu Kyi should acknowledge Burma military crimes in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to bring justice and dignity to her people and country once again,” said Hkun Htoi in his speech statement yesterday at the Hauge, Netherlands. He also urged Suu Kyi and her supporters that denying crimes against humanity would not bring dignity to Burma, instead it would further damage the country’s image and put the country’s sovereignty into jeopardy.

Hkun Htoi, who showed up at the pro-Rohingya rally near the ICJ building, stated that his organization has fully supported Gambia’s legal action against Burma for genocide case, highlighting how Rohingya and other ethnic minorities have been suffered from various forms discrimination, ethnic cleansing and being treated as a second class citizen under the policy of Burmanization.

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her team arrived yesterday at ICJ building to defend the claim brought by Gambia that Burma Army tried to systematically wipe out Muslim-minority Rohingya in 2017.

Htoi also urged other oppressed-ethnic people to join and show solidarity to restore dignity and justice for Burma, and international communities to shore up Gambia to gain accountability against war criminals. “This must be stopped; we all are human being!,” said Hkun Htoi who has a hope that when justice comes, it would be not only for Rohingya, but also for everyone whom faced oppression by Burma Army.

KNO is an overseas Kachin political organization, which released statement last month to show support Gambia led legal file against Burma at ICJ.