Whistleblower group Justice for Myanmar (JFM) reports that the German Federal Foreign Office is using its funds to support and train Burma’s military junta. The Max Planck Foundation invited three junta representatives to attend a workshop in Singapore from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 on maritime peace and security. The workshop will also discuss naval military operations, maritime terrorism, and how to respond to unilateral sanctions. The German government is covering the costs of senior and mid-level junta officials to attend the workshop, which may violate European Union sanctions against the junta. “We call on the German government and the Max Planck Foundation to immediately exclude the junta from remaining activities in the “Promoting Maritime Peace and Security in Southeast Asia” program and all other programs, meetings and events,” said Yadanar Maung, JFM spokesperson.
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