ASCM statement on the coup in Myanmar

11 March 2021

The Australian Student Christian Movement (ASCM) condemns the actions of General Min Aung Hlaing in leading a coup against the elected government of Myanmar on 1 February and in using violent means against non-violent demonstrators. More than fifty demonstrators have been killed and many more wounded.

The ASCM supports the action of the Australian government in withdrawing from co-operative programmes with the Myanmar military, which action conveys a full rejection of this coup.

The ASCM calls on all Australians to stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar as they seek to avoid a return to military dictatorship.

We mourn the passing of those who have lost their lives and we pray for a return of the elected government.

See also Sandy Yule's reflections on the Myanmar coup.