Myanmar: Armed Forces

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 14 March 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Nye Baroness Nye Labour

To ask His Majesty's Government what funding they have provided for determining which infrastructure projects in Myanmar are not under the control of the military.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are clear UK businesses should not work with the Myanmar military. The UK's Overseas Business Risk Guidance encourages UK businesses to conduct their own enhanced due diligence before making any investments, to ensure they do not enter into commercial relationships directly with the military or with their supply chain. To inform our Myanmar sanctions strategy, we conduct thorough research to identify military linked companies and their beneficial owners. Since the coup, we have announced 14 rounds of sanctions, which have limited the military's access to arms, revenue and equipment.

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