Report: Myanmar diplomat resigns over suppression of monks' protest

Oct 9, 2007 (AP), A diplomat at the Myanmar Embassy in London has resigned in protest over the violent suppression of pro-democracy protests, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday.

The BBC said Ye Min Tun, a diplomat with 10 years’ service, had sent the embassy a letter of resignation.

No one at the embassy was willing to comment on the report or confirm the diplomat was on staff. British government records list a Ye Min Tun as a second secretary at the embassy.

The diplomat told the BBC he was horrified by military attacks on monk-led demonstrations last month.

"I have never seen such a scenario in the whole of my life. The government is arresting and beating the peaceful Buddhist monks," he said.

He said he had come to the decision on his own, without consulting anti-government groups in Myanmar or overseas.

"I think that my fellow colleagues will make their decision on their own

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