Thursday 25 March 2021 / 6:10 PM Foreign Policy

Stephen Kinnock responds to Govt sanctions targeting the Myanmar military

Stephen Kinnock, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Asia and the Pacific MP, commenting on the UK government’s sanctions targeting the Myanmar military following the Burmese military coup and the subsequent killing of more than 260 innocent pro-democracy protesters, said:

“Labour supports government sanctions and has been demanding for them to be implemented since August 2020.

“These sanctions must now go further to include services and sanctions against the Myanmar Economic Corporation.

“The UK government must also show global leadership and join the Gambia’s case against at the International Court of Justice in which Myanmar stands accused of genocide against the Rohingya.”