Myanmar UK ambassador says navy attache has ‘occupied’ embassy

LONDON: Myanmar‘s ambassador in Britain on Wednesday stated 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 reviews.
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 stated within the assertion that was tweeted by British Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab.
Protesters gathered exterior the Myanmar embassy in London on Wednesday as reviews emerged that the ambassador had been locked out and barred from getting into the constructing.
Kyaw Zwar Minn instructed the Day by day Telegraph that “once I left the embassy, they stormed contained in the embassy and took it.
“They stated they obtained instruction from the capital, so they aren’t going to let me in,” he added, calling on the British authorities to intervene.
Britain’s Overseas Workplace stated it was “looking for 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 instructed AFP that he would keep exterior the constructing “all night time”, explaining “that is my constructing”.
Metropolitan Police stated that they have been “conscious of a protest” exterior the constructing within the Mayfair neighbourhood, and that public order officers have been in attendance.

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