Britain declared intention to impose new sanctions against Myanmar, only few months after a similar step that followed February’s military coup.
The new declared sanctions mainly target a key business associate of the military government for providing arms and financial support following the coup.
The UK’s foreign ministry Dominic Raab said it would impose an asset freeze on conglomerate Htoo Group of Companies and its founder Tay Za.
He charged the business of being involved in arms deals on behalf of the military.
He also accused Htoo of contributing funds to Rohingya clearance operations in 2017.
“The military junta has shown no signs of halting its brutal attack on the people of Myanmar,” Raab said.
“The UK will continue to restrict the junta’s access to finance and the supply of arms used to kill innocents. We will also target all those who support the junta’s actions.”
The UK has previously imposed sanctions on individuals and entities in Myanmar following the February coup.
The UK has already sanctioned the Myanmar Gems Enterprise, the Myanmar Economic Corporation. It also sanctioned another military-linked conglomerate called Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd.
In July, the US also sanctioned Myanmar’s Minister of Information Chit Naing, Minister for Investment Aung Naing Oo. Labour and Immigration minister Myint Kyaing, and Thet Thet Khine, the minister for social welfare, relief and resettlement,.
Three members of the powerful State Administrative Council and their families were also on the top list.