Myanmar Ambassador to UN denounces military coup, as envoy warns democratic processes have been ‘pushed aside'

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As the democratically elected leader of Myanmar, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is still in detention following the military takeover that triggered country-wide protests, violence and arrests, the UN envoy for the country observed on Friday, declaring that “democratic processes have been pushed aside”. 

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