Ambassador Myanmar in London is No Longer Allowed to Enter the Embassy

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The military government has fired Myanmar’s ambassador to the UK.   Kyaw Zwar Minn has to leave his post in London early because he supports Aung San Suu Kyi’s deposed government instead of the junta, the British authorities report after a formal notification from Myanmar. The diplomat announced on Wednesday evening that he was no longer allowed to enter the embassy because he is not behind the army coup at the beginning of February. He spent the night in his car. British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab says he condemns “the bullying” of the junta. According to insiders, the second man at the embassy and a military attaché had excluded the ambassador and took over the diplomatic representation on behalf of the military rulers. “It’s a kind of coup in the heart of London,” said Kyaw Zwar Minn. The Myanmar army staged a coup on February 1 after the democratic party of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi won elections in November. The military arrested members of the civilian government and accused Aung San Suu Kyi and her electoral fraud party, among other things. The ambassador broke with the junta in recent weeks and called for Aung San Suu Kyi’s release. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab praised his courage. Kyaw Zwar Minn is not the first Myanmar diplomat to clash with the junta. UN ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun has also spoken out against the army coup. He called for international sanctions against the military regime. When the military wanted to replace him, Kyaw Moe Tun refused to give up his post, claiming that he represents Myanmar’s democratically elected government.