Australian detained in Myanmar

  • Statement
06 February 2021

The Australian Government is deeply concerned about reports of Australian and other foreign nationals being detained arbitrarily in Myanmar. 

We are providing consular assistance to a number of Australians in Myanmar. In particular, we have serious concerns about an Australian who has been detained at a police station.

We have called in the Myanmar Ambassador and registered the Australian Government’s deep concern about these events. 

The Australian Embassy in Yangon continues to contact Australians in Myanmar to ascertain their safety, to the extent that communications allow.

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