May 20, 2024

Myanmar’s military leaders may have purchased weapons from North Korea: Report

Former UN special rapporteur has stated Tatmadaw may seek weapons imports to help it stamp out civilian resistance

Myanmar’s military government may have recently purchased weapons from North Korea in defiance of sanctions barring DPRK arms trade, according to an upcoming U.N. Panel of Experts report seen by NK News

The Panel cites information from a member state suggesting that Myanmar enterprise Royal Shune Lei Company Ltd. acted as a broker between the Myanmar military — known as the Tatmadaw — and U.N.-sanctioned Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation. The latter allegedly sent weapons to the Southeast Asian country in mid-2022.

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