5 Oct 2007

Solomons PM critical of Taiwan being shunned at UN

4:15 pm on 5 October 2007

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister has condemned what he described as the international community's suppression of Taiwan's bid for re-admission to the United Nations.

Speaking at a function to mark Taiwan's National Day, Manasseh Sogavare said his government was flabbergasted by the international community's open contempt towards Taiwan's quest for recognition while condemning the military upheavals in Myanmar.

Mr Sogavare said there should be some consistency in the way the international community deals with issues.

He said his government deplores the hypocrisy of the so-called international advocators of democracy, human rights and freedom, referring to the current situation in Myanmar as a case in point,

The prime minister said that despite its condemnation of the military regime in Myanmar for suppressing the democratic desires of the people, the international community continues to ignore 23 million Taiwanese calling on the international community to support their intention for re-admission to the UN.