Australia halts defence ties with Myanmar, redirects aid

Australia halts defence ties with Myanmar, redirects aid

Today·2021-03-08 08:00

SYDNEY - Australia has suspended its defence cooperation programme with Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said, amid an intensified crackdown by the country's military on massive protests against last month's coup.

Australia will also redirect immediate humanitarian needs to Rohingyas and other ethnic minorities, Payne said in a statement late Sunday.

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