【6月5日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Myanmar's military has for decades justified its grip on power by saying it is the only institution capable of preserving national unity. It seized power saying that November 2020 elections won by Aung San Suu Kyi's party were fraudulent, an assertion dismissed by the election commission.

The US trade representative Katherine Tai said it was suspending all trade engagement with Myanmar until the return of a democratically elected government.

But foreign criticism and western sanctions have failed to sway the generals, and Aung San Suu Kyi remains in detention at an undisclosed location, with many other figures in her party also in custody.

Britain has called for an emergency UN security council meeting on the situation. The 15 members will sit behind closed doors on Wednesday with a briefing on the situation by the UN's special envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener.

The council has previously condemned the violence and called for a restoration of democracy, but has not yet considered sanctions against the military.

中譯:

緬甸軍方數十年來,都以其乃唯一能確保國家團結的機構,為其掌權的正當性辯護。軍方奪權的說詞,乃指稱2020年11月翁山蘇姬所屬政黨贏得大選係為舞弊,而此一主張遭選委會駁回。

美國貿易代表戴琪表示,在緬甸恢復民選政府前,美國將中止與緬甸所有貿易往來。

可是,外國的批評及西方的制裁,均未能左右緬甸將領,且翁山蘇姬仍拘禁於一處秘密地點,該黨其他許多要角,亦遭拘禁。

英國已呼籲聯合國安理會,就此情況召開緊急會議。15名成員將在週三實施閉門會議,由聯合國緬甸事務特使柏其納女士,就此況實施簡報。

該委員會之前曾譴責暴力並呼籲恢復民主,惟尚未考慮對緬甸軍方實施制裁。(第5篇/共8篇)

─關鍵軍語─

※justify:

To show or prove to be right or reasonable.

※custody:

The state of being guarded and watched to prevent escape.

例句:

A PLA soldier had transgressed across the LAC and was taken into custody by Indian troops deployed in this area.

1名共軍士兵跨越印「中」實際控制線,而遭部署在該地區的印度陸軍拘留。

新聞來源:英國衛報(The Guardian)

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