Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar’s United Nations representative, has been strongly opposed to the military junta since the coup took place on February 1st. The military dismissed him one day after the coup when the envoy held up the three finger salute, a common symbol of the anti-coup protest movement, and called for a return to the citizen’s democracy at the UN General Assembly. Kyaw Moe Tun ignored the dismissal and has continued to work and act as Myanmar’s representative in New York. The UN states that it still recognizes Kyaw Moe Tun as Myanmar’s official representative.
Two young Myanmar citizens, Ye Hein Zaw and Phyo Hein Htut, were arrested on charges of attempting to seriously injure or kill the diplomat in the suburbs of New York. The two men, ages 20 and 28, were connected with an arms dealer in Thailand, who bribed them to hire hit men to force Kyaw Moe Tun to step down or kill him if he refused. Phyo Hein Htut and the arms dealer agreed to tamper with Kyaw Moe Tun’s car to force a crash. The military junta denies any involvement in the plot.
- Pray for protection over Kyaw Moe Tun and his family.
- Pray for Phyo Hein Htut, Ye Hein Zaw, and the arms dealer in Thailand to all come to repentance and submit themselves to our Lord Jesus, who loves them and gave Himself up for them.