April 14, 2021

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Myanmar’s U.K. ambassador locked out of London embassy in apparent ‘coup’ by his own deputy

Myanmar’s ambassador to the UK informed Reuters he was locked out of the London embassy on Wednesday, 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.

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 have been locked out,” he informed Reuters exterior the embassy in central London.

“It’s a kind of coup, in the middle of London … you can see that they occupy my building,” he mentioned, noting that he was speaking to Britain’s international ministry in regards to the scenario.

WATCH | The ambassador is left standing on the road:

Myanmar’s ambassador to the UK, Kyaw Zwar Minn, was locked out of the embassy in London Wednesday, reportedly by his personal deputy. 0:42

4 diplomatic sources with information of the matter mentioned that deputy ambassador Chit Win had taken over as chargé d’affaires and that he and the army attaché had locked the ambassador out of the constructing.

Kyaw Zwar Minn spoke subsequent to the embassy, the place police have been standing guard. He spoke to protesters on the road exterior.

“We are aware of a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Mayfair, London. Public order officers are in attendance. There have (been) no arrests,” police mentioned in an announcement.

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

“This is my building, I need to go inside. That’s why I’m waiting here,” Kyaw Zwar Minn informed Reuters.

U.Okay. has imposed sanctions 

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 have been speaking to representatives from each side and the police, with the purpose of resolving the stand-off on the embassy shortly and calmly.

“We are seeking further information following an incident at Myanmar’s embassy in London,” a British international workplace spokesperson mentioned in an announcement.

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