Myanmar executions mock its peace plan: Malaysia

SHOWS: Foreign Minister

STORY: Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said Myanmar should be barred from sending political representatives to any international ministerial level meetings.

He was joined by the United Nations' Special Envoy for Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, who said it was a "blatant violation to the right to life, liberty and security of person.”

Myanmar's military, which seized power in a coup last year, announced on Monday (July 25) that it had executed the activists for aiding "terror acts" by a civilian resistance movement, Myanmar's first executions in decades.

A junta spokesperson has said the men were given due process and insisted those executed were not democracy activists, but killers deserving of their punishment.

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