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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar's UN envoy raises stakes, stating 'coup must fail'

Speech at the General Assembly gives global platform to opposition

Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun gives the three-finger salute at the end of his speech to the General Assembly where he pleaded for International action in overturning the military coup in his country.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations gave a sweeping denunciation of the coup in his country on Friday, giving a boost to the anti-military protests at home and raised the stakes for U.N. member countries in their responses to the coup that has killed at least four civilians.

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