LONDON (AP) – The ousted ambassador of Myanmar to Britain has appealed to the British government for help as he faced deportation from his London residence.
Last week, Kyau war min Min was forced to spend the night in his car after his country’s military attache barred him from visiting the embassy in central London.
Behind the locked gates of his north-west London residence on Thursday, he told reporters he was “not going to leave today” and that he intended to stay despite orders from previous staff that he should move.
The former diplomat criticized the February 1 coup in his country and called for the release of former elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was arrested after taking power in the military.
When asked what he will do in the next few days, he answered: “Who can say: “The last time they occupied the embassy without warning, we have to be careful.”
He only spoke briefly to reporters, not detailing what help he wanted from the British government.
British Foreign Secretary Dominique Raab said last week that he condemned “the terrorist attacks by the Myanmar military regime in London”.
The British government has announced that the Myanmar authorities have been informed that Kiawar War Min has been fired. But it was unclear who replaced the former ambassador to Britain as Myanmar
Last week, Sky News reported that when asked if he would return to his homeland if Britain did not support him, the former envoy answered: “Do you want to see me killed?”
More than 700 people have been killed in Myanmar as pro-democracy protesters crack down on others in protest of the February coup.