Myanmar: Ambassador to UK protests diplomatic coup in London
08 April 2021 | 11:02 am
Kyaw Zwar Minn spent the night in his car after being locked out of his embassy in London. The military junta has sidelined him after he showed support for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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