China, Russia vote against UN draft resolution on minorities' situation in Myanmar
India, Japan abstain
Publish- January 03, 2021, 02:04 AM
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Update- January 03, 2021, 02:36 AM
China and Russia have once again stood beside Myanmar while India and Japan refrained from standing against them as a draft resolution on the situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar was adopted 130-9 by the UN General Assembly.
Russia, China, Belarus, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and Myanmar themselves were the nine countries that voted against the resolution, i.e. in Myanmar's favour.
The proposal was placed before the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations on Thursday.
India recently said they engage with Myanmar at every level, including the highest level of the civilian government and the highest level of military establishment in the State of Rakhine, where they claimed to make their position clear.
Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki said they are communicating directly with Myanmar's top military officials and at the government level on the Rohingya crisis as Japan sees it the proper channel to play a role.
China is trying to work with Myanmar and Bangladesh to find a solution through tripartite discussion.
In his explanation of the vote, Myanmar's Permanent Representative reiterated that the country would not accept the exploitation of human rights and would regard any attempt to censure them as an abuse of UN mechanisms under "the banner of human rights".