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Amid Burma Coup UNSG Guterres Picks Pro Junta Heyzer As Envoy With Press Still Banned

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UN GATE, Oct 25 – After the Burma coup regime fired its New York-based UN ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun for his speech in New York in the usually scripted and now COVID positive UN General Assembly, UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres, bragged about the session and grabbed five more years.

And Guterres envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, bragged at a stakeout Inner City Press was banned from that the people in Myanmar all know her and she would give them hope. Why?

Now in October, with Guterres still silent and still banning Inner City Press, he has named "Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore as his new Special Envoy on Myanmar." Inner City Press previously, before being banned by Guterres, reported here that "ESCAP chief Noeleen Heyzer has made comments viewed as favorable to the still military dominated government of Myanmar." Guterres is killing the UN.

On August 6 this: Criminal complaint on Inner City Press' DocumentCloud here: the arrests of PHYO HEIN HTUT and YE HEIN ZAW for conspiracy to assault and make a violent attack upon Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations [Kyaw Moe Tun].  HTUT and ZAW were charged in two separate complaints...   Between at least in or about July 2021 through at least on or about August 5, 2021, HTUT and ZAW, citizens of Myanmar currently residing in New York, conspired to injure or kill Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to the UN."

Inner City Press exclusively live tweeted Zaw's detention hearing, here, story here. Now, song / video here. But the UN of Guterres and Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming refuse to answer any of Inner City Press' written questions - and when asked orally by another, Dujarric confirmed receipt of the Quinn Emanuel law firm's letter but said no change of status and so far no reply, video here.

Now with Inner City Press banned, Guterres on September 10 had a closed briefing promoting his no-vax, honor system UNGA week and dodged on Burma:

Q: on Myanmar. The situation there is still very, very volatile. And can you comment on their representation at the UNGA upcoming? And have you had dialogue with ambassadors here or your envoy with the junta? How can the UN... how does the UN see what it can do to... ongoing?                 

Secretary-General:  It is a matter that is strictly in the hands of the Credentials Committee and, of course, we will abide by what Member States decide in the Credentials Committee or eventually, if necessary in the General Assembly. This is an area where the Secretariat has no power whatsoever.                             

Spokesman:  We'll go to the screen Elena Lentza, Lusa. Elena.                             

Question:  Hello. Thank you so much for having me. Condolências pela perda do seu amigo, Senhor Secretário-Geral.

  And so it went.

Guterres removed Burma's or Myanmar's army from the UN "list of shame" for recruiting and using child soldiers, despite more than 200 cases. Emboldened by corrupt Guterres, they are recruiting and using even more. Now a call for Guterres, trying to steal a second term, to reinstate them on the list - but from a group which seems to join Guterres in banning Inner City Press from (its) press conference.

  After Guterres and his spokespeople dodged about who is Burma's ambassador -- eager to get China's support for a second term, taking the US for granted -- this from the US Mission: "Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield met virtually this afternoon with Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the UN. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield commended Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun for his courageous and compassionate statement at the UN General Assembly informal meeting on Burma last week and expressed the United States’ support for the people of Burma and the restoration of the democratically-elected government."

  Dujarric, while taking public money to work for the UN, says he is the spokesman for the incumbent, like part of a political campaign. We'll have more on this.


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