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On 20 June 2016, the European Council (the “Council”) published conclusions on EU strategy with Myanmar/Burma which reaffirm the EU’s strong commitment to support the reform efforts of Myanmar’s government (the “Conclusions”). These follow the adoption of a Joint Communication to the European Parliament and Council on 1 June 2016, and the EU’s most recent renewal of its remaining sanctions against Myanmar/Burma on 21 April 2016. Council Conclusions on EU strategy with Myanmar/Burma In the…

The Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing (Security Council Resolutions) (Al-Qaida and Taliban) (Amendment) Order 2014 (“Amendment Order”) came into force in Malaysia on 10 September 2014. Overview of the law The primary legislation governing money laundering and terrorism financing in Malaysia is the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (“AMLATFA”).  To counter the financing of terrorism, Sections 66C and 66D of the AMLATFA empower the Minister of Home Affairs (“Minister”) to make…

On Friday 10 October, Norway strengthened its restrictive measures against Russia to reflect the measures introduced by the EU on 12 September.  With the announcement of the adoption of Forskrift-2014-10-10-1278, which took immediate effect, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende stated, “Russia’s actions in Ukraine remain a matter of serious concern. A fragile ceasefire is in place, but Russia has not complied with the demands made by the international community, including immediate, complete…