On Wednesday, President Joe Biden described that the United States will implement sanctions on account of the military coup leaders in Myanmar at the start of this month, an increased tension against the burgeoning Democracy that remains to reel from severe crackdowns on elected government officials and pro-democratic protestors.
Joe Biden, after the coup incident on 1st February, in his remarks at the hall near to the White House, blasted the assault on the transition of Myanmar to Democracy, which he labeled as a matter of deep bipartisan concern.
However, President Joe Biden asked the Myanmar military to release political activists and leaders that added elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi (the de-facto head of state). Biden said that the military must relinquish the power it demonstrated and seized, the will of the people.
Later this week, America will declare sanctions against the military leaders, working under the control of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, plus their family persons, including one billion dollars in the nation’s funds currently held in the United States.
America will enact restrictions on exports
President Biden described that the United States will even enact limits on exports from Myanmar and that the sanctions will avert impacting resources that in turn affect the country’s people directly, including their access to healthcare. He further explained that we will be ready to implement extra restrictions, and we will remain to operate our international allies to entice other countries to collaborate in these efforts.
The political group in Myanmar has implemented severe media and telecommunication shutdowns as a seizure of power, which the group says would continue for a year till the future elections. In the last year’s election, the junta has made ambiguous scam claims in which the National League for Democracy party (Suu Kyi’s party) defeated the proxy party of the military and strengthened its majority.
Protests in Myanmar have continued that has turned fierce, and many people have faced severe police crackdowns and arrests.
The incident came at the same time in the country’s fledgling democracy, after years of international isolation and politically motivated fierceness in the previous years. Besides this, the country had experienced some indications of fair democratic reforms in the previous years.