90 Miles From Tyranny : Military Junta Reportedly Seizes George Soros Foundation's Accounts

Monday, April 12, 2021

Military Junta Reportedly Seizes George Soros Foundation's Accounts

The military junta in Myanmar has detained an official from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and has frozen the billionaire financier’s bank accounts in the country under the suspicion that the group funded elements opposed to the February coup in the country, according to news reports.

The coup came after the party of controversial pro-democracy campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in the November elections, Reuters reported on March 16.

Alleging election fraud, the country’s powerful military, known as the Tatmadaw, seized power and arrested Suu Kyi.

In the immediate aftermath of the coup, during mass civil disobedience in the country, the Global New Light of Myanmar — a military propaganda newspaper — alleged that Open Society Myanmar withdrew $1.4 million from its account at the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank, or SMED, according to Reuters.

That money then was exchanged into the local currency, the kyat; the military newspaper said this was done “without following the necessary rules and regulations.”

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The newspaper also published a picture of Suu Kyi with Soros from 2016 in New York and claimed she had met several times with the Hungarian-born American left-wing philanthropist, the Financial Times reported.

According to The Irrawaddy, government officials took control of $3.81 million and 375 million kyats in Open Society Myanmar accounts at four private banks, including SMED.

SMED itself also finds itself in trouble with the government for letting Open Society Myanmar withdraw the $1.4 million and deposit $5 million even though it hadn’t obtained approval from...

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1 comment:

  1. Now Soros will ramp up efforts to control Myanmar even more. Watch for the Chinese to begin massing on the northern border.


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