I’m a Myanmar diplomat, here’s why I refuse to recognize the coup

30th Apr, 2021

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Myanmar, in our embassy here in Washington, D.C.


I work in the foreign service of my homeland, Myanmar, in our embassy here in Washington, D.C. I decided to become a diplomat to represent my country and its interests overseas. I have always been proud of my job. Yet now I find myself in the strange position of opposing our own government — or to be more precise, the people who claim to be our government now. On Feb. 1, the military seized power, deposing the elected civilian government and arresting its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

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