Myanmar: Coup regime against seeks to replace country’s UN ambassador


“Myanmar’s military rulers are again seeking to replace the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, who opposed their Feb. 1 ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and takeover of the government. Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin says in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that he has appointed Aung Thurein, who left the military this year after 26 years, as Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador. A copy of the letter was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. … U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said that as far as he understands no meeting of the credentials committee has been scheduled. In June, the U.N. said the secretary-general Antonio indicated that the results of the November election that gave a strong second mandate to Suu Kyi’s party must be upheld.” (07/20/21)