Exclusive: U.S. to blacklist Myanmar military companies after deadly crackdown - sources


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  • Thursday, 25 Mar 2021

FILE PHOTO: Protesters run during a crackdown on anti-coup protests at Hlaing Township in Yangon, Myanmar March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is planning to impose sanctions on two conglomerates controlled by Myanmar's military over the generals Feb. 1 coup and a deadly crackdown, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The move by the U.S. Treasury to blacklist Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) and Myanma Economic Holdings Ltd (MEHL) and freeze any assets they hold in the United States could come as early as Thursday, sources said.

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