Myanmar Coup: Envoy to UK Recalled after pro-Suu Kyi Remarks
Myanmar has recalled its ambassador to the UK after he spoke out against a military coup and demanded the release of deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Kyaw Zwar Minn had told the BBC that the country was already “divided” and could be at risk of civil war.
Myanmar’s military seized power in a February, 1st, coup claiming there was voter fraud in a recent election.
Ms Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD) had won a landslide victory in the polls.
International observers have disputed the military’s claims of election fraud and said they did not observe any irregularities.
Key leaders of the government were arrested and Ms Suu Kyi is being held in an undisclosed location and faces several charges including causing “fear and alarm” and illegally importing walkie talkies.
The Myanmar government later issued a statement saying he was recalled. His current plans are not known.
Last week, Myanmar’s embassy in Washington also issued a statement condemning the deaths of civilians protesting the coup, and called on authorities to “fully exercise utmost restraint”.