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EU sanctions Myanmar junta chief over coup

Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects a major bridge near the capital Naypyidaw damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. (AFP Photo/Thet Aung)
Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects a major bridge near the capital Naypyidaw damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. (AFP Photo/Thet Aung)

The EU has placed Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing on an assets freeze and visa ban blacklist over a coup and crackdown on demonstrators, the bloc’s official journal says.

“Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing has been directly involved in and responsible for decision making concerning state functions and is therefore responsible for undermining democracy and the rule of law in Myanmar,” the listing says.

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