Myanmar’s ambassador in Britain on Wednesday mentioned a Yangon military-linked determine had “occupied” the embassy in London and barred him from accessing the constructing.
Requested who was contained in the embassy, ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn replied “defence attache, they occupy my embassy”, confirming earlier media studies.
The Myanmar navy junta recalled the ambassador final month after he issued a press release urging them to launch ousted civilian chief Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.
“Diplomacy is the one response and reply to the present deadlock,” Kyaw Zwar Minn mentioned within the assertion that was tweeted by British Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab.
Protesters gathered outdoors the Myanmar embassy in London on Wednesday as studies emerged that the ambassador had been locked out and barred from coming into the constructing.
Kyaw Zwar Minn advised the Day by day Telegraph that “once I left the embassy, they stormed contained in the embassy and took it.
“They mentioned they obtained instruction from the capital, so they don’t seem to be going to let me in,” he added, calling on the British authorities to intervene.
Britain’s Overseas Workplace mentioned it was “in search of additional data following an incident at Myanmar’s embassy in London.”
Britain has been a robust critic of the Myanmar navy because it seized energy there in February, and final week ramped up sanctions in opposition to enterprise conglomerates wholly or partially overseen by the generals.
The ambassador advised AFP that he would keep outdoors the constructing “all evening”, explaining “that is my constructing”.
Metropolitan Police mentioned that they had been “conscious of a protest” outdoors the constructing within the Mayfair neighbourhood, and that public order officers had been in attendance.
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