The Ambassador told the Daily Telegraph that they are refusing me to go inside. They are saying that they have got instructions from the capital, so they are not letting me in
Myanmar Ambassador Kyaw Min (PTI)
Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain, who has criticized the military coup in the country, says his colleagues forced him out of office in London. Qawwa Zawar Min said that he was barred from entering the embassy by diplomats loyal to the military rule on Wednesday evening.
The ambassador has described the move as a “rebellion”. However, it is not yet clear whether the UK has taken any step in this matter. Last month, the ambassador demanded the release of Myanmar’s democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was overthrown by the military on 1 February.
Military government gave instructions
The ambassador told the Daily Telegraph that they are refusing me to go inside. They are saying that they have received instructions from the capital, so they are not letting me in. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday condemned the action of the Myanmar military regime and praised the ambassador’s courage.
Since the coup in Myanmar, there have been frequent protests against the military government, in which many people have died. Security forces attacked a town in northwest Myanmar on Wednesday where some residents used home-made rifles used to protest the military’s overthrow of power. Local news reported that at least seven civilians were killed and several others were injured in the attack.
Army suppression continues
News website ‘Khonmathang Burmese’ said that the attack on Kalya was carried out before dawn. Rifle bullets, high caliber weapon sounds and hand grenades explosions can be heard in the video of the scene. The post on social media said that rocket fired grenades were used in the attack but no evidence was given in this regard.
The news site said that several people were injured and seven people were arrested in the city with the death of seven people. More than half of the city’s population are members of the Chin ethnic community. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, at least 581 protesters and passers-by have died in military action against protesters since the February coup of Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s elected government.
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