The European Union will extend its arms embargo on Burma for another year this week and may then move to target more generals with fresh sanctions, EU diplomats and officials said.
Aung San, who is the father of State Counsellor Suu Kyi, is widely accredited with winning independence from the British in 1947.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday “genocide” was taking place in Burma and he was willing to accept Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing from it, though Europe should help too.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is opening the economy and growth is rebounding in Burma, though the possibility of broader Western sanctions over the Rohingya crisis is nevertheless giving some foreign investors pause, according to a senior IMF official.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed “shock” at comments by Burma’s military chief in which he said the Rohingya minority shared nothing in common with the rest of the population and that their demand for citizenship had stoked recent violence.
According to an agenda for the Lower House’s 22 March parliamentary session, lawmakers in the chamber are due tomorrow to select a speaker to replace Win Myint, who abruptly stepped down from the post on Wednesday.