The EU has added eight officials from Myanmar’s junta and three firms linked to the military to its sanctions blacklist over the country’s February coup and bloody repression of protests, reports the Deccan Herald.
The UK also announced sanctions on the same companies as well as the military junta’s ruling body the State Administration Council.
Anna Roberts, executive director of Burma Campaign UK, said it was a way of keeping up economic pressure. “The EU must now also look at creative ways to stop oil and gas revenue reaching the military. It is vital to continue to systematically identify and cut sources of revenue to the military.”