Amjad Bashir MEP at the EP

Bashir pressure halts Myanmar trade trip

An EU trade mission to Myanmar scheduled for next week has been cancelled following pressure from campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir. The delegation from the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee was due to visit Myanmar to explore a potential expansion of trade agreements with the EU – despite international condemnation of ethnic cleansing there. Mr Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and …

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Amjad backs Myanmar warning: trade cannot live with tyranny

Campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir today welcomed an overwhelming vote in the European Parliament demanding that Mayamar should bring an immediate end to the persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority – or face international sanctions as punishment. Mr Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, produced a hard-hitting report for the parliament earlier this year on statelessness and plight of …

MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

Bashir report on statelessness piles pressure on Myanmar

Campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir has won the overwhelming backing of the European Parliament for his groundbreaking report demanding action on the issue of statelessness in Asia. The report was approved by a plenary sitting of the Parliament in Strasbourg today (Tuesday) following worsening suppression of the world’s largest group of stateless people, the Rohingyas in Myanmar. The vote is expected …

Portrait of MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

MEPs back Bashir report on Myanmar

MEPs have backed proposals by Amjad Bashir to challenge Myanmar and end the suffering of stateless people. Today the European Parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee voted in favour of a report by the Conservative MEP calling for unified international action to promote the granting of citizenship to the Rohingya people. The vote came just days after Myanmar’s leaders denied the …