The Dow Biden government of the United States has shown strictness regarding the ongoing military rule in Myanmar. US President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered new sanctions against Myanmar’s military regime. In fact, this toughness of the US has been seen when the army took power in this southeast Asian country through military coup this month and many leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi were arrested.
Joe Biden said he is issuing an executive order that would allow Myanmar generals to use one billion dollars of assets in the US. Biden said more steps are being taken. Biden said that the military should relinquish power and respect the sentiments of the people of the country.
Joe Biden said that I have approved a new executive order, which enables us to immediately approve the ban on the coup military leaders, their business interests, as well as close family members. He said that we will identify the first round of targets this week. He said that this order will allow the US administration to freeze the benefits received by the Myanmar military leaders from American properties.
Joe Biden, using an alternative name for Myanmar, said that Burmese people are hearing their voices, and the world is watching. We are ready to implement additional measures and we will continue to work with our international partners to urge other countries to join us in these efforts. Let me tell you that in Myanmar, the army has taken power under its control and detained other top leaders of the country including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.
Significantly, in defiance of the ban on demonstrations in Myanmar, people once again took to the streets against the army coup in the country. Earlier, people also performed in the country on Tuesday. Demonstrations have been reported from Myanmar’s two major cities, Yangon and Mandalay. The protesters are demanding that the power be returned to the elected civilian government. Together they demand that the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of the ruling party be released.
The military says one reason for Aung San Suu Kyi’s removal of the elected civilian government was that it failed to properly investigate allegations of alleged widespread electoral irregularities. She has announced that she will govern for a year under a state of emergency and then hold elections in which the winners will take over the government.
People also performed on Tuesday in Napita and Aur Mandalay, where water was used to disperse the crowd and also fired in the air. There were reports of rubber bullets being fired at the crowd in Napita. For some areas of Yangon and Mandalay, an order was issued on Monday prohibiting the rallies and the gathering of more than five people. Also, the curfew was imposed from eight o’clock in the night to four in the morning. The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Friday to consider cases of human rights violations in Myanmar.