The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has criticised the Myanmar military after the countrys ambassador to Britain was locked out of the London embassy.
We condemn the bullying actions of the Myanmar military regime in London yesterday, and I pay tribute to Kyaw Zwar Minn for his courage, Dominic Raab tweeted on Thursday.
The UK continues to call for an end to the coup and the appalling violence, and a swift restoration of democracy, he added.
The move comes after Zwar Minn spoke out against the militarys Feb. 1 coup.
He called for the release of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whowas detained by the military in the Februarycoup, after her party won an election by a landslide.
The militarys actions have prompted widespread protests, to which soldiers have responded with a violent crackdown on the population.
Zwar Minn was denied entry to the building on Wednesday night in what he described as a coup by the Myanmar military.
They are refusing to let me inside.
They said they received instruction from the capital, so they are not going to let me in, he told the Telegraph newspaper.
Dpa understandstheBritishForeign Office had initially receivedno formal notification of the termination of the ambassadors position through the appropriate diplomatic channels.
However, those have since been received.
No formal notification of a replacement forZwar Minn is thought to haveyet been received by the British Foreign Office.
Sources told dpa that Britain is in contact with the embassys charge daffaires. (dpa/NAN)
Source: NAN News