US imposes sanctions on Myanmar central bank governor

Central Bank of Myanmar
The Central Bank of Myanmar

The US Treasury imposed sanctions on the governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM), Than Nyein, on May 17.

The move is the latest in a set of punitive measures the US has taken against the military regime that took power in Myanmar at the start of February.

The State Administration Council, the armed forces’ governing body, removed the leadership of the CBM upon taking power. The junta named Than Nyein to lead the central bank, restoring him to an office he held under a previous military

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