Myanmar’s ambassador to the UN has been fired a day after making a three-fingered salute in support of anti-coup protests – as he called on nations to use “any means necessary” to reverse the military takeover. Kyaw Moe Tun was removed as police arrested hundreds of demonstrators who showed opposition to the coup on 1 February. Myanmar’s crisis took a dramatic turn on Friday when the ambassador made a three-fingered salute adopted by the protesters before the UN General Assembly. Mr Tun had called on the world to pressure the military to cede power and said he was speaking on behalf of the ousted civilian government of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. He used an emotional speech to urge all countries to issue public statements strongly condemning the coup. Advertisement Mr Tun also urged the international community to “use any means necessary to take action against the Myanmar military and to provide safety and security for the people of Myanmar”. The ambassador also called for stronger international measures to stop violence by security forces against peaceful demonstrators. More from World Nigeria: Gunmen release 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from boarding school Syria: After US airstrikes, Biden warns Iran… Read full this story
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