Statements & Briefings

SAC-M: ASEAN Five-Point Consensus a Tentative Starting Point

April 30, 2021

30 April 2021: The Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M) says the five-point consensus reached during the ASEAN Leaders Meeting on 24 April is a tentative starting point for a constructive process in response to the crisis in Myanmar. To move forward, the consensus mu... Read more ►

Yanghee Lee: ASEAN must use weekend summit to save Myanmar

April 23, 2021

Yanghee Lee writes in Nikkei Asia Review about how the international community can and must engage with the National Unity Government of Myanmar ASEAN must use weekend summit to save Myanmar Yanghee Lee is a former United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanma... Read more ►

SAC-M: India must not deport Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

April 19, 2021

19 April 2021: The Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M) is deeply concerned that a recent decision of the Supreme Court of India could lead to the forcible return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. On 8 April 2021, the Supreme Court of India denied a petition against t... Read more ►

SAC-M: Historic National Unity Government of Myanmar is the Legitimate Government

April 16, 2021

16 April 2021: The Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M) welcomes the historic announcement of a National Unity Government as the legitimate government of Myanmar. Today, a committee of Myanmar’s elected parliamentarians, the Committee Representing the Pyidaungsu Hl... Read more ►

SAC-M: After Horror in Bago the United Nations Secretary General Must Act

April 12, 2021

 12 April 2021: After soldiers from the Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, massacred at least 82 people during a siege on the town Bago, the Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M) says the country is in a state of terror and lawlessness and calls for the United Nations Se... Read more ►

SAC-M: Myanmar military waging nationwide offensives to crush ethnic support for anti-coup resistance

April 9, 2021

09 April 2021: The Myanmar military has launched deadly attacks on civilians in ethnic states in a flagrant attempt to deter ethnic organisations from supporting for the anti-coup resistance, says the Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M). On 27 March 2021, the same d... Read more ►

SAC-M says Myanmar Military is Engaging in Terrorism and calls for Global “Three Cuts” Strategy

March 28, 2021

28 March 2021: The Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M) condemns the Myanmar military as an organisation engaging in terrorism, marking its Armed Forces Day with a barbaric massacre, and calls for a global “three cuts” strategy against the military. Nearly two mo... Read more ►

SAC-M devastated by news of fires in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps

March 24, 2021

24 March 2021: The Special Advisory Council for Myanmar, SAC-M, is devasted to learn of the fires in Balukhali Camp in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh, where thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been sheltering since 2017 and before. All three members of SAC-M... Read more ►