Though the United States is Japan's most important ally, Tokyo has fostered economic ties with Iran, who they’d been major buyers of oil from before recent US sanctions.
Burma Campaign UK adds 38 firms including Apple, Google, Huawei to list of businesses with links to Tatmadaw or projects abusing human rights, environment.
Newtec cut ties with Myanmar-military backed telecom operator in response to UN report; local partner Com & Com says number of subscribers affected won’t be large.
Fact-finding mission’s call for sanctions over Rohingya crisis seeks to harm the country and its people, Foreign Ministry says.
Spokesman says Washington’s sanctions against military leaders insult not just the Tatmadaw, but all Myanmar people.
The effect of sanctions on Myanmar has always been notoriously difficult to predict; never more so than in today’s complex domestic and regional situation.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry to stop issuing visas to Tatmadaw officers in bid to avoid international ‘embarrassment’ over rights-abuse claims, Haaretz reports
What, beyond vanity, the sanctions may materially mean remains to be seen. “The leaders don’t travel to the US, and they need not travel there,” a spokesperson said.
The US State Dept. announced a ban on Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other army officials from traveling to the US, urging Myanmar’s government to act.
Bipartisan bill imposing sanctions on and calling for investigations of top Tatmadaw brass passes US congressional committee and now heads for a full House vote.
Brussels’ ambassador urges govt officials attending Myanmar-EU Economic Forum to address poor human rights record.
The renewal of sanctions comes just days after the commander-in-chief’s latest Russia visit during which he toured military facilities across the country.
Secretary of State Pompeo cites military’s actions against Rohingya, Kachin and others as Myanmar remains among ‘Countries of Particular Concern’
Burma Campaign UK says companies including Facebook and Western Union are helping military violate human rights, destroy environment
Cambodia's Parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party following threats by the EU to deny the country duty-free trade access.