On 20 May, an OpEd piece from Eurasia Review said that the regime is being sustained by nearly a billion dollars’ worth of arms — plus raw materials to manufacture weapons — originating primarily from China and Russia, 2 permanent members of the UN Security Council, along with Singapore, Thailand and India. A UN report says that those providing these weapons are able to avoid sanctions by using front companies and creating new ones while counting on lax enforcement.
The UN report is –
THE BILLION DOLLAR DEATH TRADE: THE INTERNATIONAL ARMS NETWORKS THAT ENABLE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN MYANMAR
Published on 17 May, this report is from the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.