Myanmar’s ambassador to UK locked out of London embassy after talking out towards coup

2021-04-08 04:49:20

Myanmar’s ambassador to the UK has been locked out of its embassy in central London after talking out towards the navy coup within the Southeast Asian nation.

Kyaw Zwar Minn was denied entry to the constructing on Charles Avenue in Mayfair on Wednesday evening.

He claimed there had been a “coup” by the “Myanmar navy”, telling TheTelegraph: “They’re refusing to let me inside. They mentioned they obtained instruction from the capital, so they don’t seem to be going to let me in.

“This can be a coup. That is the UK, we aren’t in Myanmar, in Burma. They don’t seem to be in a position to do that. The British authorities gained’t permit this one, you’ll see that.”

Final month the BBC reported that Kyaw Zwar Minn had been recalled by the Southeast Asian nation after he spoke out towards the latest navy coup and referred to as for the discharge of its civilian chief, Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Photographs taken exterior the embassy on Wednesday evening confirmed the ambassador getting out of a automotive that bore a big picture of Ms Suu Kyi throughout its rear window.

Kyaw Zwar Minn was additionally captured ringing a doorbell as he unsuccessfully tried to enter the constructing, with a small variety of law enforcement officials standing close by.

Kyaw Zwar Minn bought out of a automotive bearing a big picture of Aung San Suu Kyi

(Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A International, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace spokesperson mentioned on Wednesday evening: “We’re searching for additional info following an incident at Myanmar’s embassy in London.”

The prime minister has beforehand condemned the ousting of the elected authorities in Myanmar.

Boris Johnson criticised the “illegal imprisonment of civilians” after Ms Suu Kyi was detained.

Myanmar’s navy has since violently cracked down on opponents, with safety forces reportedly killing tons of of protesters and bystanders.

International ministers from the G7 nations have additionally condemned the “intimidation and oppression” of protesters following the coup.

On 8 March, the international secretary, Dominic Raab, tweeted that he had spoken to Kyaw Zwar Minn and had “praised his braveness and patriotism in standing up for what is true”.

He added: “We be part of his name for the instant launch of Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, and for a return to democratic rule.”

It’s thought that authorities officers had been in touch with the ambassador and the Myanmar regime on Wednesday night to assist search a decision to the state of affairs.

Protesters have left bunches of flowers and posters connected to railings exterior the embassy to commemorate civilian victims of the coup.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police mentioned: “We’re conscious of a protest exterior the Myanmar embassy in Mayfair, London.

“Public order officers are in attendance. There have been no arrests.”

Extra reporting by PA

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