Protests, anger as Hun Sen visits Myanmar’s military leaders

Generals roll out the red carpet for veteran Cambodian leader in first visit by foreign leader since coup.

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has landed in Myanmar ahead of a meeting with coup leader Min Aung Hlaing amid protests in Myanmar and criticism from civil rights groups over the trip, the first by a foreign leader since the military seized power almost a year ago.

Hun Sen, who has all but wiped out political opposition in Cambodia, arrived in Naypyidaw shortly before 04:00 GMT and was pictured being greeted by the military’s foreign minister Wunna Maung. He later walked down a red carpet flanked on either side by an honour guard of soldiers dressed in pale blue tunics and white trousers.

The Myanmar military seized power on February 1 last year, on the morning the country’s newly elected parliament had been supposed to convene, arresting civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and members of her government.

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