Also this week, the junta saw an opportunity in Sri Lanka’s suffering, and its defense chief visited some of the monasteries in Sagaing his troops haven’t yet torched.
Pete Vowles, the senior official at the British Embassy, tweeted he is being ‘forced to leave’; departure follows spat between London, junta over status of UK envoy.
The new head of the Australian Embassy will only carry the title “chargé d’affaires” instead of ambassador.
Also this week, the regime’s diplomatic spat with the UK escalated and Min Aung Hlaing resorted to old clichés about ‘foreign interference’
A diplomatic spat that erupted after London downgraded its ambassador-designate to chargé d'affaires has seen him refused permission by the junta to return to Yangon.