DFA says ‘deep concern’ over Myanmar, Suu Kyi safety

February 2, 2021 - 6:16 PM
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Myanmar protesters residing in Japan stand on pictures of Myanmar's army chief Min Aung Hlaing as they rally against the country's military after it seized power from a democratically elected civilian government and arrested its leader Aung San Suu Kyi, shown in the portrait, at United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan February 1, 2021. (Reuters/Issei Kato)

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday it is following the situation in Myanmar “with deep concern” especially over the safety of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Its statement was stronger than remarks a day earlier by President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman, who said events in Myanmar were “an internal matter that we will not meddle with”. —Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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