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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military imported over $1bn in arms since takeover: U.N.

Japan, New Zealand, South Korea urged to impose weapons-related sanctions

A new U.N. report has made the case for cutting off international supplies to Myanmar's military regime. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi) 

BANGKOK -- Myanmar's military regime has procured more than $1 billion worth of arms and raw materials for weapons production from international suppliers since it ousted a democratically elected government in February 2021, a 10-month investigation by a United Nations-linked body has found.

Russia, China, Singapore, India and Thailand were top suppliers to the military, according to the investigation led by Tom Andrews, U.N. special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

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