On Wednesday, Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain said that Yangon’s military-linked man had “captured” the embassy in London and prevented him from reaching the building.
Asked who is inside the embassy, Ambassador Kyaw Zawar Min replied “Defense attache, they capture my embassy”, confirms earlier media reports.
The Myanmar military recalled the ambassador last month when he issued a statement urging him to release deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Vin Myint.
“Diplomacy is the only answer and response to the current deadlock,” Kawa Zawar Min said in a statement by British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
The protesters gathered outside the Myanmar embassy in London on Wednesday as reports surfaced that the ambassador was locked up and barred from entering the building.
Kiev Zawar Min told the Daily Telegraph that “When I left the embassy, they arrived inside the embassy and took him.
“They said they got instructions from the capital, so they are not letting me go,” he called on the British government to intervene.
The UK Foreign Office said it was “seeking further information following an incident at Myanmar’s embassy in London”.
Britain has been a staunch critic of Myanmar’s military since capturing power there in February, and last week banned sanctions against army traders from being wholly or partially overseen by generals.
The ambassador told AFP that he would remain outside the building “all night”, stating that “this is my building”.
The Metropolitan Police said they “knew of a protest” outside the building in the Mayfair neighborhood, and that public order officers were in attendance.
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