Singapore Advises Citizens to Leave Myanmar While They Can

Singapore’s government on Thursday advised its citizens in Myanmar to leave the country amid escalating violence against anti-coup protesters.

“In view of the rapidly escalating clashes between protesters and the Myanmar security forces and increasing number of civilian casualties in Myanmar, Singaporeans are strongly advised to defer all travel to Myanmar at this time,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. “Singaporeans currently in Myanmar should also consider leaving as soon as they can by commercial means while it is still possible to do so.”

Singaporeans who decide to remain in Myanmar “are strongly advised to remain indoors as far as possible and avoid unnecessary travel,” especially to areas where protests are occurring, the ministry said.

Singapore comments come after the United Nations said another 38 protesters were killed across the country on Wednesday, bringing the number of fatalities since Feb.1 to at least 60.

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