The authorities in Myanmar have sacked UN Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, after he denounced the military coup in his country in early February, and called for international action to end it.
Earlier, Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations urged the international community to take “the strongest possible action” to end the junta’s rule in the country.
“We need… the strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup, to stop oppressing the innocent people, to return the state power to the people, and to restore the democracy,” he said.
Last month, the army carried out a military coup that shocked a country and brought it back into isolation within years of leaving it.
Seeking to justify the coup that was condemned by many Western capitals, the army said it was “a necessity to preserve the stability of the country.”