The Ambassador of Myanmar to Great Britain claims to have been denied access to his representation in London by the military attache. When asked who was in the embassy, Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn replied yesterday: „The military attache – you occupy my embassy“. The media had previously reported on the incident.
The military junta, which has headed the country since the coup in Myanmar, dismissed the ambassador last month. This had published a statement in which he called on the generals to release the disempowered de facto Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.
„Rushed inside the embassy“
Regarding the military attaché and others who he described as “occupying” the diplomatic mission, the ambassador to the Daily Telegraph newspaper said: “When I left the embassy, they stormed inside the embassy. They said they had an order from the capital so they wouldn’t let me in. “
The British Foreign Office said it was going to information „after an incident in the embassy“. Great Britain, the former colonial power of Myanmar, is one of the sharpest critics of the military junta. Just last week, London imposed further sanctions on the generals in the Southeast Asian country.
Since the military coup on February 1, the army leadership has been using tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition against peaceful demonstrators. At least 580 people have been killed in the protests so far, including nearly 50 children.