British Ambassador to Burma locked out from the embassy

Burmese Ambassador to the United Kingdom Kyaw Zwar Minn was locked out of the Burmese embassy on Wednesday.

Burma, also known as Myanmar, has been dominated by the military since a coup in late January when private leader Aung San Suu Kyi was detained in an early morning raid.

The ambassador has broken his position with the ruling military junta in recent weeks and called for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.

He reportedly spent Wednesday night in a car outside the embassy after being denied entry.

A Kyaw Zwar Minn spokesman said the ambassador had been recalled Thursday morning.

“For his announcement in March, the ambassador was recalled by the Myanmar junta,” a spokesman said outside the embassy.

“Since then, he has stopped following the instructions of the Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has met with many diplomatic officials and the Myanmar community to discuss the current situation in Myanmar, hoping to find a peaceful solution,” he said. Stated.

“Due to his stance, the Myanmar embassy in London was confiscated by military attach├ęs last night. Since then, the ambassador has been banned. A coup d’etat in Myanmar in February and now also in central London. The situation is similar, “he added.

“We believe that the British government will not support those working for the military regime and would like to request the British government to send them back.”

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab has accused Burmese forces of action.

“We condemn the Myanmar junta’s bullying in London yesterday, and I pay tribute to Kyaw Zwar Minn for his courage,” Raab wrote. twitter..

“The UK continues to seek the end of coups and horrific violence, and the swift recovery of democracy,” he added.

According to Burmese state management MRTVThe military recalled Kyaw Zwar Minn because “he did not act according to the responsibilities given to him.”

BBC Raab accused bullying, but said “Britain embraced change.”

AFP He also officially announced that the Burmese army would end Kyaw Zwar Minn’s tenure, citing anonymous sources saying the British government “has no choice but to accept it.”

The Epoch Times was unable to validate this information on its own.

The Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to the Epoch Times’ request for comment.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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