Comedienne Pokwang graciously opened her home to Ms. Myanmar, Thuzar Wint Lwin, following news that she would be arrested if she returned to Myanmar.
On Twitter, a netizen tweeted that Ms. Myanmar would be arrested for using her platform where she drew attention to Myanmar’s pro-democracy movement.
This caught the attention of Comedienne Pokwang, who retweeted the tweet and offered Ms. Thuzar Wint Lwin her home.
She also mentioned that she would prepare a delicious meal of roasted chicken and laing for Ms. Myanmar.
This tweet caught the netizen’s attention and agreed with Pokwang, saying that Ms. Myanmar is welcome to the Philippines,
She is welcome in our country Philippines
— JoshuaVergara (@JakolerongJosh) May 17, 2021
A military coup in Myanmar recently triggered mass demonstrations, with millions taking to the streets and a civil disobedience campaign and general strike that effectively shut down the economy.
Ms. Myanmar used her voice as Ms. Universe to call on the international community to assist in the release of detained elected officials.
On Thursday, during the pageant’s national costume display, she marched to the front of the stage and held up a sign that said, “Pray for Myanmar.”
Because of this brave act, Miss Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin was declared the 69th Miss Universe National Costume winner after her #PrayForMyanmar campaign that captivated the world. The said costume was not even the original one since it was lost in shipment.
After using her platform to protest the military coup in her country, she says she can’t return home and doesn’t know where she’ll go after the competition.
— Myanmar Spring Revolution (@MMSpring22) May 17, 2021
— ‘g (@_attpxg) May 17, 2021
Because of this, netizens prays for the safety of Ms. Myanmar as she finds a new home since she can’t go back to Myanmar,
— Erwin Munoz (@ErwinMu09721297) May 17, 2021
Ms.Myanmar may not be able to return to her country after revealing the truth about what is really going on in their country. Through the Ms Universe pageant Ms Myanmar revealed to the public the whole truth about their country. (Read my other tweets for the other info)#saveHer pic.twitter.com/FfSesObkVX
— kaycee (@elixxirr_) May 17, 2021
Ms. Thuzar Wint Lwin is an English major at East Yangon University, and she’s involved in the pro-democracy movement since she was a teenager.