Two Myanmar men arrested in U.S. over plot to harm UN envoy

Two Myanmar citizens have been arrested in New York state for plotting with an arms dealer in Thailand – who sells weapons to the Burmese military – to kill or injure Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. authorities said on Friday. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, who represents Myanmar’s elected civilian government which was overthrown… Read More Two Myanmar men arrested in U.S. over plot to harm UN envoy

U.S. senators urge President Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar military junta

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Biden administration to slap more sanctions on the military junta in Myanmar, including choking revenues to a state energy company, in response to its coup and violent crackdown on protesters. Senators Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, and four others urged Secretary… Read More U.S. senators urge President Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar military junta

U.S., Britain impose sanctions on companies controlled by Myanmar military

The United States and Britain imposed sanctions on conglomerates controlled by Myanmar’s military on Thursday, following the generals’ February 1 coup and deadly crackdown, with Washington calling it a response to “abhorrent violence and abuses.” The U.S. Treasury department said its sanctions targeted Myanmar Economic Holdings Public Company Ltd (MEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporation Ltd… Read More U.S., Britain impose sanctions on companies controlled by Myanmar military

U.S. places Myanmar ministries, businesses on trade blacklist

The United States on Thursday unveiled new measures to punish Myanmar’s army for its February 1 coup, adding the country’s ministries of defense and home affairs and its top military conglomerates to a trade blacklist. Washington has also subjected Myanmar to ‘military end use’ export control restrictions, requiring its U.S. suppliers to seek difficult-to-obtain U.S.… Read More U.S. places Myanmar ministries, businesses on trade blacklist

U.S. imposes sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coup

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two members of Myanmar’s military junta and threatened further actions over the country’s February 1 coup. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said the move took aim at General Maung Maung Kyaw, who is the air force commander in chief, and Lieutenant General Moe Myint… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coup

U.S. President Joe Biden imposes sanctions on Myanmar generals, businesses over coup

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he had approved an executive order for new sanctions on those responsible for the military coup in Myanmar and he repeated demands for the generals to give up power and free civilian leaders. Biden said the order enabled his administration “to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden imposes sanctions on Myanmar generals, businesses over coup