Ex-diplomat from Myanmar asks Japan to bar junta representative from attending Abe's funeral

Aung Soe Moe, a former diplomat for Myanmar, told Tokyo to avoid inviting Myanmars ambassador to Abe's state funeral . Abe was assassinated on July 8 in the Japanese city of Nara .

Tokyo (Japan), September 26: Myanmar's former diplomat, Aung Soe Moe, who was ousted by the military junta for opposing last year's coup, told Tokyo to avoid inviting Myanmar's ambassador to Abes state funeral, a major international event, according to Aung Soe Moe, 53, who was reportedly a diplomat for Myanmar.Aung Soe Moe said he and other pro-democracy activists are confused about Kishida's inviting a representative of a violent society that has fought on oppression among its citizens, including against women and children, to the funeral of a former leader who was also a victim of violence on July 8.Abe was assassinated on July 8 in the Japanese city of Nara.According to Hidetada Fukushima, the head of emergency services at Nara Medical University Hospital, opened the assassination attempt from behind and fired two shots from a distance of about 10 meters (33 feet).Abe was reportedly shot in the neck with two bullets, killing him and injuring his heart and a major artery, causing blood loss.Shinzo Abe was shot during a campaign speech in western Japan and arrived at a hospital without any vital signs.Abe, Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister, resigned in 2020 for health reasons.

Yoshihide Suga and then Fumio Kishida succeeded him.

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