Australian sanctions step in the right direction, with more Myanmar sanctions required

PRESS RELEASE 1 February 2023 On the anniversary of the Myanmar military’s brutal coup on 1 February 2021 and two years of violence inflicted on the people of Myanmar, Myanmar Campaign Network welcomes the announcement by the Australian government to introduce sanctions against 16 senior military and political leaders, and against two military owned entities. […]

Gender-based Violence Must End In Myanmar

Myanmar Campaign Network (MCN) calls for an end to violence against women and girls in Myanmar as part of the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The Myanmar military’s use of gender-based violence and rape as a weapon of war has been well documented by ethnic women’s groups over decades, and […]

Sean Turnell’s release welcome but the Myanmar junta’s atrocity crimes continue

Myanmar Campaign Network (MCN) welcomes the release and safe return of Australian economist Sean Turnell after 22 months in Myanmar prison. While Professor Turnell is among the four foreign nationals and other political prisoners released yesterday, MCN urges the international community to recognise the Myanmar military’s self-proclaimed act of “goodwill between countries” as a tactic […]

Victorian State politicians write to Penny Wong on Myanmar sanctions

Response to ongoing atrocity crimes As the atrocity crimes committed by the Myanmar military escalate, Myanmar Campaign Network and Victorian State MPs write to Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong to express their support for Australian targeted sanctions on the Myanmar military, its associates, and its network of businesses. Recent attacks on civilians, such as […]

MCN Calls For Sanctions On Aviation Fuel

In light of the continuing systematic targeted airstrikes on civilians by jets and helicopter gunships, and Amnesty International’s damning exposé  Deadly Cargo: Exposing the Supply Chain that Fuels War Crimes in Myanmar, MCN calls on the Australian Government and international community to issue sanctions on aviation fuel, and targeted sanctions on the junta and its […]

MCN Statement: Five-Year Commemoration of Rohingya Crisis

Today 25 August marks the five-year anniversary of the beginning of the Myanmar military’s brutal campaign against the Rohingya on August 25, 2017. Tasneem Roc, Campaign Manager for Myanmar Campaign Network said, “The perpetrators of the crimes against the Rohingya people must be held accountable. We, as a nation, must take action in the form […]

MCN Condemns Executions Of Pro-Democracy Activists in Myanmar

Myanmar Campaign Network strongly condemns the execution of four people by the Myanmar State Administration Council (SAC). Among the four people were pro-democracy activists Kyaw Min Yu, aka Ko Jimmy, a leader of the 88 generation students’ group and Phyo Zeyar Thaw, former Member of Parliament of the National League for Democracy. Two other men, […]

2022 Australian Federal Election Scorecard On Myanmar Issues

How do the major Australian political parties score on key Myanmar issues? In the lead-up to the 2022 Australian federal election, the Myanmar Campaign Network (MCN) wrote to all MPs and Senators asking them where they stand on three key Myanmar issues. We received replies from individual MPs and senators, and the three major political parties. […]

2022 Election Forum: Foreign Policy On Myanmar

MCN Election Forum Foreign Affairs Policy on Myanmar image

In the lead-up to the Federal election, Myanmar Campaign Network held a forum on 4 May to examine the Foreign Affairs priorities of the three major Australian political parties regarding Myanmar. Moderated by international human rights lawyer and advocate Chris Sidoti, the forum explored key priorities on Myanmar issues. This deep dive looked at targeted […]