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OFSI adds 2 to Myanmar sanctions

Today, UK regulators added the following person:

1. ZA, Tay
Title: U DOB: 18/07/1964. POB: Yangon, Myanmar a.k.a: (1) TAYZA (2) TEZA Nationality: Myanmar Address: (1) Singapore. (2) Myanmar. Position: Chairman of Htoo Group of Companies Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): MYA0028 (UK Statement of Reasons): The Tatmadaw has a track record of committing serious human rights violations in Myanmar for decades, including the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in 2017, ongoing attacks on other ethnic groups and the 2021 coup and associated repression of the civilian population and serious human rights violations including killings, arbitrary detention and torture. U Tay Za has provided support for these activities in his role as an arms dealer for the military, responsible for brokering deals with Russia for arms. Further or alternatively, he has made funds or economic resources available and/or he is or has been involved in the supply of goods and/or technology, which could contribute to serious human rights violations. Further, and/or alternatively, U Tay Za is associated with the military through his extensive links with the former and current junta regimes. (Gender): Male Listed on: 02/09/2021 Last Updated: 02/09/2021 Group ID: 14139.

and entity:

1. HTOO GROUP OF COMPANIES
Address: No 5 Pyay Road, Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): MYA0029 (UK Statement of Reasons): The Htoo Group of Companies is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by U Tay Za, who is an involved person. Htoo Group of Companies contributed funds to the Tatmadaw in 2017, at a fundraising event for the Rakhine clearance operations held by Commander in Chief, Min Aung Hlaing. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that these funds contributed to serious human rights violations and ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya. Further and/or additionally, Myanmar Avia Export Ltd, a subsidiary of Htoo Group of Companies has connections to the Myanmar military, and has been responsible for brokering aircraft deals and arms with Russia, which, could have been used in serious human rights violations, including killings, arbitrary detention and torture in the Rakhine state and during the 2021 military coup. (Phone number): (1) +95 1 500344 (2) +95 1 500355 (Email address): info@htoo.com (Organisation type): Private Company (Parent company): Htoo Group of Companies Listed on: 02/09/2021 Last Updated: 02/09/2021 Group ID: 14140.

to its Myanmar sanctions program.

Link:

OFSI Notice

Categories: Burma Sanctions Capital Flight OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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