The United Nations has called for a united global forum to pressurise the military dictatorship in Myanmar.
UN Secretary General – Antonio Guterres urged the Myanmar authorities to undertake a “serious democratic transition”.
“It is absolutely unacceptable to see violence against people at such high levels, so many people killed,” Antonio Guterres said while briefing the media.
“We need more unity… (and) more commitment from the international community to put pressure in order to make sure that the situation is reversed,” he said.
More than 500 people have been killed in the Myanmar Military’s brutal crackdown on anti-coup protestors, a local monitoring group said.
The UN Security Council will meet on Wednesday to discuss the situation, after Britain called for emergency talks.
The US, Britain and the EU have all imposed sanctions in response to the coup and crackdown, but so far diplomatic pressure has not persuaded the generals to ease off.
Meanwhile, Myanmar’s detained State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met her lawyer for the first time after she was being arrested by the country’s military on February 1.
“She is in good health,” Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer said.
Meanwhile, power and internet have been cut in different parts of the country especially in Yangon.
Myanmar is already been facing 45 nights of internet shutdown.
On the other hand, the US State Department has ordered the departure of non-essential diplomats from Myanmar, amid crackdown on protesters that has killed hundreds since the country’s military coup began.