Melbourne (Chindwin): Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG) Ambassador to United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun receives John McCain Freedom Award.
Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations on has been awarded the highest honour by International Republican Institute (IRI) as a hero of democracy.
Freedom Award winners include Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Symonyte, NUG’s Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, Tatsiana Khomich, Coordination Council Representative for Belarusian Political Prisoners and Willy Chirino, Cuban Grammy Award Artist.
IRI announced that the award ceremony will take place on October 19 and will be attended by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, IRI Chair Senator Dan Sullivan, Senator Joni Ernst, Senator Lindsey Graham, and Senator Rick Scott.
Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993, Kyaw Moe Tun had several high-ranked diplomatic posts in Indonesia, Singapore, lastly to the Permanent Mission of Myanmar to the United Nations in New York since 2012.
He was reappointed to as Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in July 2018 by former National League for Democracy’s government.
Kyaw Moe Tun made a speech at the U.N General Assembly on 26 February 2021 in light of the February coup, appealing for international action against the military regime, although he was reportedly sent a letter by the military regime.
Since then he is a subject of threat and harm by the military junta’s associates and was charged under Section 122 (2) of the Criminal Code for high treason by the military council as he has accepted the appointment of Myanmar Representative to the United Nations by the Committee Representing Phyduangsu Hluttaw (CRPH).