Myanmar Military Shrugs Off Western Union Decision to Cut Ties With Army-owned Bank

Myanmar’s armed forces on Thursday said a decision by money transfer company Western Union to cut ties to a military-owned bank over army atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority violates the rights of military families.

U.S.-based Western Union terminated its agent contract with Myawaddy Bank, becoming the latest foreign firm to sever connections to a military-operated company following calls by human rights groups to do so over alleged genocide and war crimes committed against Myanmar civilians.