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Procedure : 2017/2838(RSP)
Document stages in plenary
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Texts tabled :

RC-B8-0525/2017

Debates :

PV 14/09/2017 - 7.1
CRE 14/09/2017 - 7.1

Votes :

PV 14/09/2017 - 8.5

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2017)0351

Debates
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

7.1. Myanmar, in particular the situation of Rohingyas
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  Amjad Bashir, author . – Mr President, as Edmund Burke said, all tyranny needs to get a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. On Myanmar, some of us had wished for a still stronger resolution. Others felt that we should wait another month. The same procrastination allowed the genocide in Rwanda and Srebrenica. They also said that we should not jeopardise our on-going trade talks with Myanmar. How can we have trade, when the UN calls this a textbook example of ethnic cleansing? Trade cannot and should never thrive alongside tyranny. Cruelty is no culture for commerce. This resolution – not the first on Myanmar – represents a unified and determined response from Parliament. However, my fear is that, unless we all seriously consider sanctions and suspension of trade talks, there will no longer be any Rohingyas left.

 
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