Australia slaps sanctions on Myanmar army top brass

Australia slapped travel and financial sanctions on 5 top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the EU and US. More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to Bangladesh in 2017, U.N. agencies reported, following a counter-insurgency operation launched by Myanmar’s military after attacks on security posts by Rohingya militants in August 2017.

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