Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun's voice cracked with emotion as he spoke out against the military regime that ousted the nation's elected civilian government in a coup.
The army seized power this month after alleging fraud in a November 8 election swept by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, arresting her and much of the party's leadership. UK announced sanctions against 6 military figures.
Myawaddy Bank is among scores of military-controlled businesses in Myanmar facing boycott pressures since the army ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from power on February 1.
Myanmar's military has failed to curtail a growing protest movement that wants the coup to end and leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be released.
The deaths of two anti-coup protesters in Mandalay has sparked fresh condemnation from the US and UN of the country's new military regime. Meanwhile Facebook says it had deleted the military's main page for repeated violations of its standards.
Much of the country has been in open revolt since troops deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, with disparate strands of Myanmar society uniting to protest against a return to military rule.
The junta that seized power has plunged the country into three consecutive overnight internet blackouts, as it attempts to extinguish popular resistance to its rule.
Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with another charge, after the military imposed a second straight overnight internet shutdown in an attempt to grind down an anti-coup uprising.
Suu Kyi’s extended detention is likely to further inflame tensions between the military, which seized power in a February 1 takeover, and the anti-coup demonstrators in the Southeast Asian nation.
Meanwhile, security forces in northern Myanmar arrested five journalists after firing at protesters in the city of Myitkyina.
Since taking ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her top allies into custody, troops have stepped up arrests of civil servants, doctors and others joining strikes demanding the generals relinquish power.
UN human rights investigator for Myanmar says "growing reports, photographic evidence" show security forces used live ammunition against protesters in violation of international law.
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