【4月9日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Members of the G7 have called for an end to the 'intimidation and oppression of those opposing the coup' staged by Myanmar's military in early February.

'Use of live ammunition against unarmed people is unacceptable. Anyone responding to peaceful protests with violence must be held to account,' said a statement from the G7 foreign ministers. They also urged the military to 'exercise utmost restraint and respect human rights and international law.'

Following sanctions from the United States, both Britain and Canada announced measures imposed on Myanmar's ruling generals. In addition, Japan said it had agreed with the United States, India and Australia that democracy must be restored there quickly.

There is little history of Myanmar's generals giving in to foreign pressure. But they also face a challenge in the country of 53 million from protests that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people and strikes that have paralyzed much government business.

中譯:

緬甸軍方於2月初發動政變後,「七大工業國集團」(G7)成員國齊聲呼籲,終止對反政變人士的恐嚇及打壓。

G7外長共同發表聲明指出,對非武裝人員使用實彈,無法令人接受,任何以暴力對付和平示威的人士,都必須予以究責。他們還力勸緬甸軍方,要「行使最大的克制力,並尊重人權及國際法」。

繼美國提出制裁作為之後,英國與加拿大兩國亦宣布,要對緬甸掌權將領施以相關手段。此外,日本表示其與美國、印度及澳洲均認同,緬甸必須盡快回歸民主。

歷史上幾乎找不到緬甸將領屈服於外國壓力的例子。但是,在這個擁有5300萬人民的國家中,無論是引來成千上萬群眾的抗議活動,還是會使大部分政府業務癱瘓的罷工,也都會成為這些將領必須面臨的挑戰。

-關鍵軍語-

※intimidation:

The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats.

※ammunition:

The material fired, scattered, dropped or detonated from any weapon.

例句:

The military helicopter, crashed near Moscow, wasn't carrying ammunition.

墜毀在莫斯科附近的軍用直升機上,並未載運彈藥。

嘉.言.語.錄

I take it to be a principle rule of life, not to be too much addicted to any one thing.--Terence

任何事情都不必太過於執著—我將這句話奉之為人生圭臬。--泰倫斯

(圖:達志影像/路透社)