Britain slaps new sanctions on Mynamar military-linked firms

Cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London
Britain's Minister without Portfolio Amanda Milling walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Britain on Thursday announced a new round of sanctions targeting military-linked businesses in Myanmar in support of the Southeast Asian country's Rohingya community and in an effort to limit the military's access to arms and revenue.

"We continue to stand in solidarity with the Rohingya people and condemn the Myanmar Armed Forces' horrific campaign of ethnic cleansing," British Minister for Asia Amanda Milling said in a statement.

Myanmar has been in political and economic chaos since the military overthrew an elected government in early 2021.

Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar; Editing by Kate Holton

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