Indonesia Deeply Concerns On Current Deaths of Protesters in Myanmar

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Durian. Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry on Feb.28 conveyed its deeply concerned over the escalating violence in Myanmar that has caused the loss of lives such as shootings towards protesters.

Twits from several Twitter accounts on Feb.28 informed that at least 26 people in eight locations – Myeik, Dawei, Yangon, Bago, Pa Kote Ku, Mandalay, Lashio and Mawla Myaing – during peaceful rallies against military coup that took place in Feb.1.

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The victims were shot by security forces, both military and police personnel, according to various social media reports, calling international community to take action to safe Myanmar people.

No official statement has been made. Local media reported at least 13 people shot dead on Feb.28.

“Indonesia urges the security forces to refrain from the use of force and exercise utmost restraint to avoid further casualties and prevent situation from deteriorating,” the government of Indonesia’s statement stated.

The government of Indonesia also conveyed its condolences to victims and their families.


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