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Statement by Ambassador Thomas Vajda 

March 27, 2021 On Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, security forces are murdering unarmed civilians, including children, the very people they swore to protect. This bloodshed is horrifying. These are not the actions of a professional military or police force. Myanmar’s people have spoken clearly: they do not want to live under military rule. We call for an immediate end to the violence ...
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Treasury Sanctions Military Holding Companies in Burma

March 25, 2021 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two military holding companies, Myanma Economic Holdings Public Company Limited (MEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporation Limited (MEC).  The Burmese military controls significant segments of the country’s economy through these holding firms, which enjoy a privileged position ...
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Sanctions on Two Burmese Entities in Connection with the Military Regime

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE March 25, 2021 Members of the Burmese military have taken increasingly disturbing actions aimed at their own citizens since February 1.  In response to the military’s refusal to disavow the coup and continuing violence against peaceful protestors, today the United States is taking its most significant action ...
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United States Targets Burmese Military Forces for Repression of Pro-Democracy Protests

United States Targets Burmese Military Forces for Repression of Pro-Democracy Protests   March 22, 2021 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned two individuals and two entities connected to the Burmese military and its violent repression of pro-democracy protests. Treasury took these actions in response to ...
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