Myanmar’s military regime has recalled at least 100 staff from missions in at least 19 countries, according to leaked documents.
The move came after a speech by Myanmar’s UN envoy U Kyaw Moe Tun to the General Assembly in New York on Friday in which he broke ranks with the military regime to condemn the coup and plead for the international community’s help in restoring democracy to his country. Following the speech, the junta dismissed the envoy and accused him of “high treason” for insisting that he represented the democratically elected government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD).
According to the leaked documents, the military regime on Sunday ordered home officials including minister-counselors and secretaries, as well as other embassy staff, at missions in the US, the UK, Italy, Austria, Brazil, France, Norway, Belgium, Serbia, China, Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Cambodia, South Korea and the Philippines. Continue