he UK has made an offer of safe haven to Myanmar’s former ambassador who was ousted when junta loyalists barred him from the embassy in London
Kyaw Zwar Minn stated he spent the evening in his car having been locked out of the embassy in Mayfair central London, on Wednesday.
Following talks on Thursday, the Foreign Office stated: “We condemn the best way the Myanmar army in London barred their ambassador from coming into the embassy yesterday (Wednesday) night.
“We pay tribute to the braveness of Kyaw Zwar Minn in standing up for the folks of Myanmar.
“Given the bullying behaviour in the direction of Mr Minn, we’re in search of to guarantee he can reside safely within the United Kingdom whereas he decides his long-term future.
“We proceed to name for an finish to the coup in Myanmar and a swift restoration of democracy.”
The UK can even host an occasion on Friday for United Nations Security Council members to hear views on what is going on in Myanmar.
Kyaw Zwar Minn alleged the embassy was “seized” by the army attache in an “unacceptable and disrespectful” act towards Myanmar’s folks and the UK.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, he stated: “This kind of coup is happening in the middle of the UK, in the middle of London – this shouldn’t be happening.”
Kyaw Zwar Minn stated he nonetheless believed he was ambassador however when it was put to him that the Myanmar state had declared he was not their envoy, he stated: “I haven’t got that information yet.”
The diplomat had referred to as for the discharge of Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar’s elected chief who was detained within the wake of the army seizing energy in a coup on February 1, a transfer which has sparked weeks of protest and a retaliation from the regime leading to bloodshed.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has condemned the ousting of the elected authorities in Myanmar and criticised the “unlawful imprisonment of civilians” after Ms Suu Kyi was detained.
Myanmar’s army has since violently cracked down on opponents, with safety forces reportedly killing lots of of protesters and bystanders.