Myanmar ambassador to UK 'locked out' of embassy

Myanmar ambassador to UK 'locked out' of embassy
Myanmar's ambassador found in London says he features been locked out of his embassy.

Kyaw Zwar Minn said staff were asked to leave the construction by Myanmar's army attaché and he was told he was first no more the country's representative.

"I have been locked out," he told Reuters news agency.

Myanmar's military seized power in a good coup on 1 February, sparking weeks of protests and escalating violence. Kyaw Zwar Minn has called for the launching of ousted head Aung San Suu Kyi.

More than 500 persons - including a large number of children - have already been killed as far as pro-democracy protesters demand a return to power of elected head Ms Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party.

Kyaw Zwar Minn described Wednesday's events as "a good kind of coup, in the middle of London", Reuters reported. "This kind of coup is not going to happen," he added.

The ambassador was pictured standing on the street external Myanmar's embassy in London's Mayfair speaking to officers from the Metropolitan Police force.

Police were reportedly called to stop staff re-entering the construction.

Protesters have since been gathering outside the embassy.

In March, Kyaw Zwar Minn needed the release of Ms Suu Kyi and told the BBC that Myanmar was "divided" and could be vulnerable to civil war.

He maintained that his remarks weren't "betraying the united states", adding that he was sitting on "middle" ground.

The ambassador, who is a former armed service colonel, was praised by Uk Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who commended his "courage and patriotism".

Deputy ambassador Chit Gain is said to took over as fee d'affairs found in London, Reuters reported, citing diplomats with knowledge of the matter.

A good spokesman for the united kingdom Foreign Business office told the BBC that it had been "seeking clarification on the current position of the Myanmar ambassador in London, consistent with diplomatic protocol".

Myanmar's military seized electric power in the united states after overthrowing the federal government and declared circumstances of emergency.

Just days down the road, a protest movement began to emerge, which quickly gained momentum, resulting in hundreds of thousands of men and women getting involved in street protests.

Last week, Ms Suu Kyi was charged with breaking a colonial-era established secrets law, which carries a term of up to 14 years on prison.
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