Locsin slams West for Myanmar crisis
MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday criticized West nations for the political crisis in Myanmar, accusing the “white faces” of undermining Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese leader whom the military detained anew following its coup this week.
Appearing on Thursday before the Senate committee on foreign relations, Locsin took the occasion to “pour scorn on the Western world for destroying Aung San Suu Kyi, making her a victim of the military.”
“Every step she made for the freedom of Burma (Myanmar), they erased all that so they could feel well tearing her down,” he said.
“The West destroyed Syria. The West destroyed Libya because they are hungry for oil. The West is hungry for the gas and oil of Burma. They’re not interested in the freedom of Burma,” Locsin said.
The Senate tackled a resolution by Sen. Leila De Lima urging the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to consider any resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council on the human rights abuses being committed in Myanmar against the Rohingya people.
Senate Resolution No. 158 was filed before the military takeover there on Monday.
10 steps forward, 20 steps back
Locsin said that while Myanmar might have taken “10 steps forward” on Suu Kyi’s watch, coup plotters took 20 steps back “just for the liberals in the United States to feel good tearing down a woman.”
He said that unlike Suu Kyi, her critics “never worked for freedom.”
“Those faggots, not a single one of them did. And how dare they judge that woman,” Locsin said.
He also said he had warned Suu Kyi to “be careful of the West.”
“They want Burma broken up into pieces, so that they can prey on it,” Locsin said.
He also said it was the British government that created a “subclass of subhuman Rohingya,” brought them to Burma and left them there.
“I have Burmese friends who are very rich, and they look at them as animals. That’s the British legacy,” Locsin said.
According to the DFA chief, Suu Kyi had to “balance the continuing tolerance of the army for her democratic moves against the racial hatred against the Rohingya.”
“She had only the admiration of the world to stand up with against the army. They stripped her of all of that,” he said.
He said the DFA would “never listen to the West” with regards to Myanmar, and expressed hope that he could talk to authorities there to “go back to the status quo.”
“Forget the United States, we talk to China, we talk to India. We can ask [their leaders], ‘Can we go back and put the mother of Burmese democracy back there, and then resume the progress of the freedom that you and I got at Edsa?” Locsin said.
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