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August 24, 2022: OFSI adds 3 to Myanmar sanctions

On Wednesday, UK authorities added the following entities:

1. INTERNATIONAL GATEWAYS GROUP OF COMPANIES LIMITED
Address: No. 19, Kyaik Wine Pagoda Road, Myaing Hay Wun Housing, 8-Mile, Mayangone, Yangon, Myanmar.Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):MYA0054 (UK Statement of Reasons):The Myanmar Security Forces have a track record of committing serious human rights violations and repression of the civilian population of Myanmar. In 2017, the Myanmar Security Forces murdered, raped and tortured thousands of Rohingya during the Rakhine clearance operations. 740,000 Rohingya were forced over the border into Bangladesh. International Gateways Group of Company Limited (IGG), a Myanmar-based company, contributed funds to the Myanmar Security Forces in 2017, at fundraising events for the Rakhine clearance operations held by Commander in Chief, Min Aung Hlaing. IGG has therefore made funds and economic resources available directly to or for the benefit of the Myanmar Security Forces, which could have contributed to serious human rights violations and repression of the civilian population in Myanmar. (Phone number):(1) 01-655821 (2) 01-653351 (3) 01-655831 (4) 01-652897 (Email address):pollinwei@gmail.com Listed on: 24/08/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 24/08/2022 Last Updated: 24/08/2022 Group ID: 15497.

2. SKY ONE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LTD
a.k.a: (1) Sky One (2) Sky One Construction Address: 42, Aung Chan Thar 2nd St., Aung Myaytharsi Housing (West), Ward (1), Kamaryut, Yangon, Myanmar.Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):MYA0052 (UK Statement of Reasons):The Myanmar Security Forces have a track record of committing serious human rights violations and repression of the civilian population of Myanmar. In 2017, the Myanmar Security Forces murdered, raped and tortured thousands of Rohingya during the Rakhine clearance operations. 740,000 Rohingya were forced over the border into Bangladesh. Sky One Construction Company Limited contributed funds to the Myanmar Security Forces in 2017 at two fundraising events for the Rakhine clearance operations held by Commander in Chief, Min Aung Hlaing. Sky One Construction Company Limited has therefore made funds and economic resources available directly to or for the benefit of the Myanmar Security Forces, which could have contributed to serious human rights violations and repression of the civilian population in Myanmar. (Phone number):09-73007730 (Email address):sky.one220@gmail.com Listed on: 24/08/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 24/08/2022 Last Updated: 24/08/2022 Group ID: 15495.

3. STAR SAPPHIRE GROUP OF COMPANIES
a.k.a: Kyei Nilar Company Ltd Address: Room.201, Building (C), Takhatho Yeikmon Housing, New University Avenue Road, Bahan, Yangon, Myanmar.Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):MYA0055 (UK Statement of Reasons):The Myanmar Security Forces have a track record of committing serious human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law in Myanmar for decades. In 2017, the Myanmar Security Forces murdered, raped and tortured thousands of Rohingya during the Rakhine clearance operations. 740,000 Rohingya were forced over the border into Bangladesh. Star Sapphire Trading Company Limited has been responsible for the brokering of deals for military goods, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Therefore, Star Sapphire Trading Company Limited has been involved in the supply of restricted goods to Myanmar, which have likely been used in military operations. Star Sapphire Trading Company Limited contributed funds to the Myanmar Security Forces in 2017, at fundraising events for the Rakhine clearance operations held by Commander in Chief, Min Aung Hlaing. Star Sapphire Trading Company Limited has therefore made funds and economic resources available to or for the benefit of the Myanmar Security Forces, which could have contributed to serious human rights violations and repression of the civilian population in Myanmar. (Phone number):+95 1 551 536 (Website):www.starsapphiregroup.com Listed on: 24/08/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 24/08/2022 Last Updated: 24/08/2022 Group ID: 15496.

to its Myanmar sanctions program.

Link:

OFSI Notice

Categories: Burma Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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