Australia Must Impose Tougher Sanctions Against The Myanmar Junta

Australia Must Impose Tougher Sanctions Against The Myanmar Junta [Sydney, 2 November, 2023] — In an open letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong, a wide coalition of civil society groups have called for tough new sanctions against the Myanmar junta. Following new sanctions imposed by the US, UK and Canada, the Myanmar Campaign […]

Australia Urged To Follow Suit As US Increases Pressure On Myanmar Regime

The US government has intensified pressure on the Myanmar military junta by imposing additional sanctions on three entities on 21 June. Two state-owned banks, Myanma Foreign Trade Bank (MTFB) and Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank (MICB), and Myanmar’s Ministry of Defense are now subject to sanctions. Myanmar Campaign Network urges the Australian Government to urgently […]

Gender-based Violence Must End In Myanmar

Myanmar Campaign Network (MCN) calls for an end to violence against women and girls in Myanmar as part of the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The Myanmar military’s use of gender-based violence and rape as a weapon of war has been well documented by ethnic women’s groups over decades, and […]

Sean Turnell’s release welcome but the Myanmar junta’s atrocity crimes continue

18 November 2022 Myanmar Campaign Network (MCN) welcomes the release and safe return of Australian economist Sean Turnell after 22 months in Myanmar prison. While Professor Turnell is among the four foreign nationals and other political prisoners released yesterday, MCN urges the international community to recognise the Myanmar military’s self-proclaimed act of “goodwill between countries” […]

MCN Calls For Sanctions On Aviation Fuel

In light of the continuing systematic targeted airstrikes on civilians by jets and helicopter gunships, and Amnesty International’s damning exposé  Deadly Cargo: Exposing the Supply Chain that Fuels War Crimes in Myanmar, MCN calls on the Australian Government and international community to issue sanctions on aviation fuel, and targeted sanctions on the junta and its […]