The federal government is being urged to sanction more officials in Myanmar after using its newly passed Magnitsky law to target a top military general Friday. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Major-General Maung Maung Soe was sanctioned for his "significant role" in the violence and persecution that has forced nearly 690,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar over the past six months.
Bob Rae, Canada's special envoy to Myanmar, says he has urged the country to allow the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims displaced by violence, and pressed for the release of two jailed journalists who covered the refugee crisis. Mr. Rae said he raised the imprisonment of two Reuters reporters with Lieutenant-General Kyaw Swe, the Home Affairs Minister, during a visit to Myanmar last week.
The Canadian government will not pull any funding from Oxfam Canada and Oxfam Quebec after a sexual misconduct scandal shook the international charity's British affiliate. International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau spoke with both of Oxfam's Canadian affiliates Monday, days after reports that several former aid workers from Oxfam Great Britain paid for sex while on missions in Haiti and Chad.
I've spoken to a number of people today about the Canadian sanctions against Major-General Maung Maung Soe of Myanmar. @Billbrowder and Rohingya community in Canada say good 1st step but more sanctions must follow. #cdnpoli#cdnfp
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