According to the New York Times, Myanmar’s military regime fired Kyaw Moe Tun, the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, last Saturday.
Newest: Kyaw Moe Tun told Reuters late on Saturday, “I decided to do my best to fight back.”
- Earlier in the day, Myanmar National Television stated that the ambassador “betrayed the country, spoke for an informal organization that did not represent the country, and abused the power and duties of the ambassador”.
- According to The Times, Kyaw Moe Tun was outside Myanmar when the coup took place.
Catch up quickly: The UN envoy was appointed under the leadership of the civilian government, which shared power with the military before the coup. He said he was speaking on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi̵
- Reuters reported that: “The UN has not officially recognized the military government as the new government of Myanmar because it has not received any official notification of changes.” He pointed out that Kyaw Moe Tun is still Myanmar’s UN ambassador.
It is worth noting: U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Brinken expressed his support for Jom Thun’s speech. He said: “The United States commends the Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Wu Chom Thun, and the brave and clear statement of his voice in Myanmar.”
- “All of us must listen to their call for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar.”
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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with Kyaw Moe Tun’s comments on Reuters.