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Myanmar has imported weaponry worth $1 billion since the coup, with a significant portion originating from China.

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According to a recent United Nations report, Myanmar’s military junta has procured weaponry and military-related equipment worth over $1 billion since the violent coup. The report highlights that many of these acquisitions have been sourced from individuals and businesses in Russia, China, and Singapore.

Following the coup in February 2021, Army General Min Aung Hlaing seized control, terminating Myanmar’s brief democratic experiment, imprisoning former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and thrusting the impoverished Southeast Asian nation into an ongoing civil conflict. Daily confrontations between the military and resistance factions persist across Myanmar.

Frequent airstrikes and ground assaults labelled as targeting “terrorist” entities by the military have resulted in the deaths of numerous civilians, including children, as noted by monitoring groups. Reports from local monitoring organizations also detail widespread destruction, including the burning of entire villages and the demolition of schools, clinics, and hospitals by junta forces.

Tom Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, released a new report on Wednesday documenting the transfer of arms and raw materials, identifying “254 unique suppliers” to Myanmar’s military since the coup. Andrews emphasized that in 94% of these transactions, the Myanmar military was unequivocally identified as the ultimate recipient, leaving no ambiguity about the intended end-user.

This post is based on a CNN article.


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