Free detainees, govt tells Myanmar

The government has asked Myanmar to release detainees after protests in which seven more people were killed.

Free detainees, govt tells Myanmar
Learning Advanced news Free detainees, govt tells Myanmar published : 12 Mar 2021 at 09:00 writer: Gary Boyle Protesters stand by a large pipe set up to build a barricade as they take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Thursday. Photo by AFP The government has asked Myanmar to release detainees after protests in which seven more people were killed. The junta reacted to international condemnation of its crackdown by claiming ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi had accepted illegal payments. The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday called for the release of detainees in Myanmar and urged all parties to seek a peaceful solution for Myanmar and its people through dialogue . "As a next-door neighbour sharing a long common border, with Myanmar and Thais having close interaction in many aspects, Thailand continues to follow developments in Myanmar with much concern . As with other countries, we are saddened by the loss of lives and sufferings of the people of Myanmar due to escalating violence in the country," the ministry said. Diplomatic pressure has been building since the generals seized power on Feb 1, triggering daily protests around the country. The United Nations on Wednesday condemned the junta's increasingly violent crackdown, which has seen more than 60 killed and 2,000 arrested, with even China -- a traditional Myanmar ally -- calling for "de-escalation" and dialogue . On Thursday saw more action against demonstrators, with six killed in central Myanmar's Myaing township. A witness said five of them were shot in the head. Vocabulary concern : interest or worry - ความสนใจ, ความกังวล condemnation : a public statement in which someone criticises someone or something severely - การประนามหยามเหยียด detainee : someone who is kept in prison - ผู้ที่ถูกกักขัง คุมขัง dialogue : formal talks between opposing countries, political groups, etc. - การสนทนา, การอภิปราย diplomatic : relating to relations between countries - เกี่ยวกับการทูต escalate : to become much more serious or much worse - ทำให้เพิ่มขึ้น, ทำให้มากขึ้น escalation (noun) : an increase or strengthening, often by becoming much worse or more serious, or making something do this - การเพิ่มขึ้น, การยกระดับ, การเลวร้ายลง interaction : communicating with somebody, especially while you work, play or spend time with them - การสื่อสารระหว่างกัน, การมีปฏิสัมพันธ์ junta : a group of military officers that governs a country, usually without having been elected - รัฐบาลทหาร ousted : forced out of a position of power - ขับออกจากอำนาจ seize : to take control of a place or situation - เข้ายึดพื้นที่ Do you like the content of this article?