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UK urges its citizens to leave Myanmar

Christian Fernsby |
Britain urged its citizens to leave Myanmar or, if they are unable to exit the country, to stay at home.

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Topics: MYANMAR    UK   

“The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises British Nationals to leave the country by commercial means, unless there is an urgent need to stay,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

“Political tension and unrest are widespread since the military takeover and levels of violence are rising.”

The move comes a day after a rights group said security forces killed 12 protesters and as the lawyer of deposed leader Suu Kyi ridiculed new bribery allegations against her.

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