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UK suspends financial aid to Myanmar’s military

The British government has suspended financial aid to Myanmar’s military in response to the ongoing violence against the Rohingya community, reports BBC News.

The Ministry of Defence said it had suspended £300,000 of funding on Tuesday.

“In light of the ongoing violence… and our deep concern about the human rights abuses that are taking place, we have decided to suspend the educational courses provided to the Burmese military until there is an acceptable resolution to the current situation.”

On Monday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson condemned the ‘barbaric’ violence against the Rohingya community, stating,

“I have spoken to [Ms Suu Kyi] several times since this whole disaster began, and it is barbaric what is happening to the Rohingya, there can be no doubt about it.”