Visit by Cambodian PM triggers protests in Myanmar
On Friday, Cambodian PM Hun Sen was greeted with a red carpet and an honour guard in Myanmar, while coup opponents protested elsewhere in the nation, fearing his visit would legitimize the junta.
Meeting with Myanmar’s military rulers was the first by a head of state since the army deposed Aung San Suu Kyi‘s civilian government on Feb. 1, triggering months of unrest and a brutal crackdown.
Other Asean nations, especially Indonesia, have criticised the junta for not implementing the plan.
Opponents of military authority in Myanmar say Hun Sen is supporting the regime by visiting.
Protesters in Depayin, 300 km north of Naypyidaw, torched a picture of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and screamed “Hun Sen don’t come to Myanmar. We don’t want dictator Hun Sen”, as seen in photographs circulating in social media.