Myanmar ambassador to London locked out of embassy after breaking with military, Europe News & Top Stories

Myanmar ambassador to London locked out of embassy after breaking with military, Europe News & Top Stories

LONDON (REUTERS) – Myanmar’s ambassador to London informed Reuters he was locked out of the embassy on Wednesday (April 7), with sources saying his deputy had shut him out of the constructing and brought cost on behalf of the army.

The army seized energy in Myanmar in a coup in February and have cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.

London ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn has damaged ranks with the ruling junta in current weeks, calling for the discharge of detained civilian chief Aung San Suu Kyi.

“I’ve been locked out,” he informed Reuters exterior the embassy in central London.

“It’s a form of coup, within the center of London… you possibly can see that they occupy my constructing,” he mentioned, including that he was speaking to Britain’s international ministry concerning the scenario.

Four diplomatic sources with information of the matter mentioned that deputy ambassador Chit Win had taken over as cost d’affairs and he and the army attache had locked the ambassador out of the constructing.

Kyaw Zwar Minn spoke subsequent to the embassy, the place police had been standing guard.

He spoke to protesters on the road exterior.

“We are conscious of a protest exterior the Myanmar embassy in Mayfair, London. Public order officers are in attendance. There have (been) no arrests,” police mentioned in a press release.

Last month, ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn had known as for the discharge of Suu Kyi and ousted President Win Myint, drawing reward for his “braveness” from British international minister Dominic Raab.

The Burmese embassy in London has been raided by army junta members
Even Ambassador Kyaw Swa was not allowed to enter the embassy.

— Democracy for Myanmar (@theisu1234) April 7, 2021

“This is my constructing, I would like to go inside. That’s why I’m ready right here,” Kyaw Zwar Minn informed Reuters.

Britain has sanctioned members of Myanmar’s army and a few of its enterprise pursuits within the wake of the coup, and has demanded the restoration of democracy.

British officers had been speaking to representatives from either side and the police, with the intention of resolving the stand-off on the embassy rapidly and calmly.

“We are looking for additional data following an incident at Myanmar’s embassy in London,” a British international workplace spokesman mentioned in a press release.

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