The junta in Burma on Saturday dismissed its ambassador to the United Nations, the day after its spectacular break with military power which intensified the repression of demonstrators in the country.
On Saturday evening, state television MRTV announced that Kyaw Moe Tun was no longer Burma’s ambassador to the UN. He “did not follow the orders and direction of the state, and betrayed the country“, she announced.”Therefore, he is dismissed from his post as of today“.
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This announcement comes at the end of a new day of repression and arrests of demonstrators as the country enters its fourth week of mobilization against the military coup.
This revolution must win
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun broke ranks on Friday and called, with emotion, to “put an end to the military coup“. “We need the strongest action of the international community to immediately end the military coup, end the oppression of the innocent people and restore state power to the people.“Kyaw Moe Tun said at a special session of the General Assembly devoted to Burma.
In a few sentences in Burmese he asked his “brothers and sisters“to continue the fight against the junta.”This revolution must win“, he launched, finishing his speech of twelve minutes under the applause with three raised fingers, the rallying gesture of the demonstrators.