Singapore advises citizens to consider leaving Myanmar

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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A woman looks at a bullet hole on a glass cover of a food stall in Yangon on March 4, 2021, a day after where protesters were shot and died by gun fire as security forces dispersed a demonstration against the military coup. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman looks at a bullet hole on a glass cover of a food stall in Yangon on March 4, 2021, a day after where protesters were shot and died by gun fire as security forces dispersed a demonstration against the military coup. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans in Myanmar are advised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to consider leaving as soon as possible.

In a statement in response to media queries on Thursday (5 March), the MFA said that "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". 

"Singaporeans currently in Myanmar should also consider leaving as soon as they can by commercial means while it is still possible to do so," the MFA said.

The ministry advised Singaporeans who choose to remain in Myanmar to remain indoors as far as possible and avoid unnecessary travel. 

They should also remain vigilant and monitor local news closely. "They should take necessary precautions for their personal safety, and eRegister immediately at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg." 

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