Myanmar should return to democratically elected government, says UK

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, May 27, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley

LONDON (Reuters) - Myanmar should return to a democratically elected government, Britain said on Monday, after military ruler Min Aung Hlaing took on the role of prime minister in a caretaker administration six months after the army seized power.

"The decision by the military to extend the so-called state of emergency in Myanmar is unjustifiable and a blatant attempt to solidify their undemocratic power grab," foreign minister Dominic Raab wrote on Twitter.

"The junta must hand back control to an elected government and respect the democratic will of the people of Myanmar," Raab wrote.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In World

Indonesia's demographic dividend threatened by lengthy COVID-19 school closures
Pro-Putin ruling party seeks new majority as Russia votes
Ukraine, U.S. to hold joint military drills
Vaccinated Australians promised more freedom even as COVID-19 cases mount
Saudi-led coalition thwarts Houthi missile and drones attack -media
Vaccinated Mr President? We'll take your word for it, U.N. says
Northern Irish police charge two over killing of journalist Lyra McKee
U.S. State Department approves potential $500 million Saudi maintenance deal
Kono seen as top contender as Japan PM race set to start
Bolsonaro's support hits fresh low ahead of Brazil 2022 vote, poll shows

Stories You'll Enjoy