Myanmar’s Ambassador to United Nations fired after speaking against military government
AGENCY: Myanmar’s military ruler has fired the country’s ambassador to the United Nations a day after he spoke out against the rule at the UN General Assembly.
In an emotional speech, Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun appealed to not cooperate with the country’s military ruler in any way. His message was that until the democratic government falls into the hands of the people, foreign powers will continue to put pressure on military rulers.
Myanmar’s military has intensified its actions against anti-government protesters since Saturday. Dozens of people have been arrested, according to local media. A woman has been shot, but there is no clear information about his condition.
Top government officials, including Aung San Suu Kyi, have been detained since the army took power on February 1.
Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Friday, Kyo Mo Tun called on the international community to use all means at its disposal to help restore democracy in his country. He made it clear that he was representing the Suu Kyi government.
“We urge the international community to immediately end the military coup, stop the atrocities against innocent people and help restore democracy,” he said. His speech was appreciated by those attending the assembly and thus everyone called him brave.