Australia’s second-most senior military officer has held a phone call with a top member of Myanmar’s military junta, as Australia continues to press the regime to free detained academic Sean Turnell.
- The ABC has been told the two men discussed the case of Professor Turnell
- Some state media outlets in Myanmar gave prominence to the exchange
- The call comes as protests swell against the military coup in Myanmar
It’s the first time that Australia has managed to gain access to the upper echelons of the new military government since the coup of February 1.
The Australian government has not yet released any details of the call between Vice-Chief of the Australian Defence Force David Johnston and Vice-Senior General Soe Win.
The ABC has…