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Burma/Myanmar Sanctions

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

This news release is issued to raise awareness of changes to EU sanctions measures in relation to Burma/Myanmar.

Annex IV to Council Regulation (EU) No 401/2013 has been amended with effect from 25 June 2018, following the publication of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/898 in the EU Official Journal.

Seven individuals have been added to the UK’s Consolidated List and are now subject to an asset freeze. All seven are either members of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) or the Border Guard Police and have been listed for serious human rights violations.

Additions

Individuals

AUNG Aung

Title: Brigadier General

National Identification no: BC 23750

Position: Commander of the 33rd Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw).

Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13686

LWIN Thura San

Title: Brigadier General

DOB: --/--/1957.

Other Information: Brigadier General Thura San Lwin was the Commander of the Border Guard Police from October 2016 until early October 2017.

Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13692.

OO Than

Title: Brigadier General

DOB: 12/10/1973.

National Identification no: BC 25723

Position: Commander of the 99th Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw).

Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13684

OO Thant Zin

Position: Commander of the 8th Security Police Battalion.

Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13693.

SOE Khin Maung

Title: Major General

Position: Commander of the 15th Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw).

Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13689.

SOE Maung Maung

Title: Major General

DOB: --/03/1964.

National Identification no: Tatmadaw Kyee 19571

Other Information: Major General Maung Maung Soe was the Commander of the Western Command of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) from October 2016 to 10 November 2017.

Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13682.

ZAW Aung Kyaw

Title: Lieutenant General

DOB: 20/08/1961.

Passport Details: Passport No: DM000826 Date of issue 22 November 2011 - Date of expiry 21 November 2021

National Identification no: BC 17444

Other Information: Lieutenant General Aung Kyaw Zaw was the Commander of the Bureau of Special Operations No.3 of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) from August 2015 to the end of 2017.

Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13681

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated individuals. If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must also report their findings to the FIU. 

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Burma/Myanmar and links to the UK’s Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to these and other financial sanctions may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.

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