US charges two in plot to attack Myanmar's anti-junta UN envoy

7/8/2021 3:04:00 AM

US charges two in plot to attack Myanmar's anti-junta UN envoy

US charges two in plot to attack Myanmar's anti-junta UN envoy

NEW YORK: US prosecutors said on Friday (Aug 6) they had charged two Myanmar citizens in a plot to attack the country\u0027s UN ambassador, Kyaw Moe Tun, an outspoken supporter of the democracy movement who has refused military orders to quit. In an alleged conspiracy foiled by US investigators, the pair s

NEW YORK: US prosecutors said on Friday (Aug 6) they had charged two Myanmar citizens in a plot to attack the country's UN ambassador, Kyaw Moe Tun, an outspoken supporter of the democracy movement who has refused military orders to quit.In an alleged conspiracy foiled by US investigators, the pair spoke of hiring hitmen who would force Kyaw Moe Tun to resign or, if he refused, to kill him, officials said.

The pair"plotted to seriously injure or kill Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations in a planned attack on a foreign official that was to take place on American soil", said Audrey Strauss, the US attorney for the southern district of New York.

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In an alleged conspiracy foiled by US investigators, the pair spoke of hiring hitmen who would force Kyaw Moe Tun to resign or, if he refused, to kill him, officials said. The pair"plotted to seriously injure or kill Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations in a planned attack on a foreign official that was to take place on American soil", said Audrey Strauss, the US attorney for the southern district of New York. The funds, which were repatriated to Malaysia, had been laundered through major financial institutions worldwide, including in the United States, Switzerland, Singapore, and Luxembourg, the statement said. Jacqueline Maguire, the acting assistant director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, said law enforcement acted"quickly and diligently" after learning of the potential assassination that was planned in Westchester County, a suburban area north of New York City where the ambassador lives. were expected to waltz into Saturday's final but the Russians gave the reigning champions a fright before fading at the end. The bureau received a tipoff on Tuesday, according to court documents. The Department continues to litigate actions against additional assets allegedly linked to this scheme," it said. "Our laws apply to everyone in our country, and these men will now face the consequences of allegedly breaking those laws," Maguire said in a statement.94per cent equity in the aircraft leasing company prior to the merger, and Group CEO Tony Fernandes said the proceeds were"a welcome boost" to the company's fundraising strategy.

Suspects Phyo Hein Htut, 28, and Ye Hein Zaw, 20, were being charged in a federal court in Westchester on counts for which they could be sentenced to up to five years in prison. More than US$4. showed their gold medal pedigree down the closing stretch by scoring four unanswered goals, including two from Madeline Musselman. DEALER TIED TO MILITARY GOVERNMENT It remained unclear what, if any, connection the suspects had with the military government, which on Feb 1 overthrew the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. Prosecutors said Phyo Hein Htut had been in touch with an arms dealer in Thailand who had dealings with the military in Myanmar. The scandal implicated high-level officials, banks and financial institutions around the world. The two conversed by the video chat service FaceTime, while Phyo Hein Htut was inside Myanmar's UN mission in New York, a criminal complaint said. "We've had a lot of success but this team hasn't done anything yet, we haven't won a medal yet I think we are looking for the opportunity at fighting for one. Soldiers stand next to military vehicles as people gather to protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 15, 2021. Related:. He said the group was also"working on a data backed loan of up to US$350 million and preparing for a rights issue of up to 1.

(Photo: Reuters) The arms dealer spoke to Phyo Hein Htut about hiring assailants for the plot, which involved sabotaging the tires of the ambassador's car to force it to crash, the criminal complaint said. The complaint included photos of what appeared to show US$4,000 sent in July via the Zelle digital payment app from Ye Hein Zaw to Phyo Hein Htut, allegedly as an advance payment for the hit. await the winners of the semi-final between European champions Spain and Hungary later on Thursday at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre. Kyaw Moe Tun made headlines after the coup by flashing the three-finger salute of democracy protesters from his UN chair as Myanmar's representative, brazenly defying the military's insistence that he no longer represents the country. He had told AFP on Wednesday that there was a threat against him and that he was being assigned additional security. Related: Myanmar UN envoy says personal security stepped up amid threat If there is evidence of official involvement in the purported plot, it would likely only further US efforts to pressure the military to step down. their first Olympic defeat since the 2008 Beijing Games. The group was also considering a listing of its digital arm via a special-purpose acquisition company in the United States to raise at least US$300 million, he said.

More than 900 people have died in Myanmar as the military seeks to crush protests against the coup, according to a local monitoring group. Kyaw Moe Tun has repeatedly called for international intervention to help end unrest and reinstate Myanmar's civilian government. In a letter this week, he called for a global arms embargo on the military government, which maintains relations notably with neighbouring China. have been the sport's dominant force, winning all 13 major international tournaments in which they have competed, including the 2015, 2017 and 2019 world championships. Source: AFP/ec .