Thursday 8 April 2021 / 2:24 PM Foreign Policy / Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy responds to the removal of Myanmar’s ex-Ambassador from the UK embassy

Lisa Nandy MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the removal of Myanmar’s ex-Ambassador from the UK embassy, said:

“Having executed a brutal coup against a democratically elected government, the Myanmar military junta is now applying the very same strong-arm methods here in the UK.

“The Foreign Secretary must explain why the Government has accepted the dismissal of the Myanmar Ambassador by what it recognises is an illegitimate military regime committing appalling violence against its own people.

“By standing up to the military junta, Kyaw Zwar Minn has shown immense courage and should be offered any appropriate support and protection.

“The UK must also intensify its work with international partners to increase the pressure on the Burmese military to end the ongoing senseless and barbaric murder of pro-democracy protestors, extending sanctions and continuing to press for a wider arms embargo.”