Myanmar Embassy: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office statement


According to BBC, his sister Thi Thi Lwin took to Facebook today, 8 April, to announce that around 50 soldiers in eight military trucks came to arrest him at their family home in North Dagon, Yangon at 5am. "That's why I'm waiting here".

Security forces in Myanmar cracked down heavily again Friday on protesters against the military's seizure of power, even as the ruling junta downplayed reports of state violence.

British officials were understood to have pressed Myanmar's authorities on Wednesday night on whether the regime was formally terminating the ambassador's position, and the United Kingdom has since received that confirmation.

"I have been locked out", he told Reuters outside the embassy in central London.

He said he had refused to obey the foreign ministry since then and has called for the release of detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

"We stand together to support the hopes and aspirations of all those who believe in a free, just, peaceful and democratic Myanmar".

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The mostly youth-led anti-coup movement's ability to organise campaigns and share information via social media and instant messaging has been hamstrung by the internet curbs. Of the 3,500 people who have been arrested, 2,750 are still detained, AAPP said.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab responded to the occupation of the embassy by denouncing the "bullying actions" of the junta, while at the same time honoring Kyaw Zwar Minn. Picture date: Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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The suspect traveled about a half-mile down the road toward the base before he was shot and killed by Army officials. There, at the Fort Detrick base about 4 miles away, the alleged shooter was fatally shot by military personnel.

The Security Council reiterated the need for full respect for human rights and the pursuit of "dialogue and reconciliation in accordance with the will and interests of the people of Myanmar".

Kyaw Zwar Minn was seen getting out of a vehicle that bore a large image of Ms Suu Kyi across its rear window on Wednesday evening and ringing a doorbell as he unsuccessfully tried to enter the building while a small number of police officers standing nearby.

The National League for Democracy, led by Suu Kyi, had governed Myanmar since its first open democratic election in 2015, but the military contested last November's election results, claiming widespread electoral fraud, largely without evidence.

Wednesday's meeting between the regime's electricity and energy minister, U Aung Than Oo, and Ambassador Datuk Zahairi Baharim prompted criticism among democracy supporters in Myanmar that Malaysia had recognized the junta.

Mr Minn spoke next to the embassy, where police were standing guard.

With print media also halted, protesters have sought other ways to get their message across, producing their own A4-sized daily news pamphlets that are shared digitally and printed for distribution among the public.

Myanmar security forces have arrested Paing Takhon, a model and actor who had spoken out against the coup, as activists placed shoes filled with flowers in parts of Yangon to commemorate dead protesters.

Scotland Yard said in a statement: 'We are aware of a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Mayfair, London.