The 2nd Anniversary of the Coup in Myanmar


The Burmese military government launched a coup on February 1, 2021, overthrowing the National League for Democracy government led by Aung San Suu Kyi (Aung San Suu Kyi), and it has entered the second anniversary. The United States said on January 31 that it will launch new sanctions against Myanmar with its allies Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Reuters reported that Washington would impose sanctions on mining companies, energy officials, and current and former military officials in Myanmar.

Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom will also announce sanctions against Myanmar on the 31st. Among them, the United Kingdom stated that it sanctioned two companies and two individuals because they helped provide aviation fuel to the Myanmar Air Force for bombing operations.

The Myanmar military government, which came to power after launching a coup in February 2021, announced strict new election laws on January 27, 2023. Political parties and candidates are prohibited from being considered linked to individuals or organizations “designated for terrorist acts” or deemed “illegal”, according to new rules by the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper.

Source: HK01