Wednesday, January 11, 2023

"Thai officials found assets belonging to adult children of Myanmar's junta leader during a raid on the Bangkok apartment of a Myanmar tycoon charged with drug trafficking and money laundering"


[The tycoon], who has interests in hotels, energy and mining, is a close associate of [the junta leader], who seized power from the democratically elected government in February 2021, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters last year. He has procured supplies for the military, the sources said. Publicly available pictures show them together at an arms fair in 2019.


A spokesperson for the activist group Justice for Myanmar said the discovery also indicated [the junta leader]’s family was hiding assets in Thailand and urged the Thai government to take “urgent action to prevent it from becoming a safe haven for Myanmar war criminals