Justice for Myanmar

PRESS RELEASES

November 30, 2020

UK-funded Myantrade portal removes Myanmar military-owned companies

Myantrade, a Myanmar government trade promotion website funded by UK aid has removed Myanmar military-owned business listings.

November 26, 2020

Complaints filed against POSCO, LOTTE and three other South Korean corporations for contributing to human rights violations in Myanmar through military business

Two South Korean civil society coalitions and a Myanmar activist group have filed complaints against five South Korean businesses that have commercial ties with the Myanmar military, which contributes to the international crime of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

November 11, 2020

Justice For Myanmar welcomes Kirin Holdings’ suspension of dividends from their Myanmar military joint ventures

Justice For Myanmar welcomes Kirin Holdings’ suspension of dividends from their Myanmar military joint ventures. Calls for return of profits and assets to the people.

October 22, 2020

Justice For Myanmar calls for investigation into USDP’s use of state assets and racism

Myanmar military’s proxy party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), is linked to systemic military corruption, has acquired and earned revenue from state assets and stokes racism, in potential contravention of Myanmar’s Political Parties Registration Law.

October 12, 2020

Justice For Myanmar reiterates calls for removal of “race” and “religion” in mVoter 2020

No requirement under Myanmar law for inclusion of “race” and “religion” in app

October 2, 2020

International IDEA and EU-funded STEP Democracy’s removal of digital records on mVoter 2020 app shows shocking disregard of transparency and accountability

Justice For Myanmar calls for immediate removal of “race” and “religion” data from election app and restoration of digital records

September 30, 2020

Justice For Myanmar condemns EU, IDEA and Asia Foundation mVoter 2020 app, which erases Rohingya identity and instigates racism and Buddhist nationalism

Justice For Myanmar calls for immediate removal of all “race” and “religion” data from the app

September 8, 2020

Justice For Myanmar welcomes the intervention of Canada and the Netherlands in Myanmar’s ICJ genocide trial; calls for divestment and sanctions targeting the military cartel

Justice For Myanmar welcomes the intervention of Canada and the Netherlands in Myanmar’s ICJ genocide trial; calls for divestment and sanctions targeting the military cartel

September 2, 2020

Justice For Myanmar launches mirror site for continued access in Myanmar after government attempts at censorship

Justice For Myanmar has launched a mirror site to enable continued access to its website in Myanmar after the Myanmar government issued a secret order to mobile operators and internet service providers to block the site.

September 1, 2020

Justice For Myanmar responds to Myanmar government censorship

The Myanmar government has reportedly ordered the blocking of the Justice For Myanmar website, in an attempt to cover-up the Myanmar military’s abuse of power, grand corruption and human rights violations.

August 24, 2020

Justice For Myanmar demands accountability for KBZ and Max Myanmar’s criminal support for genocide

KBZ and Max Myanmar’s international partners must ensure justice

August 7, 2020

Justice For Myanmar responds to Kirin’s 2Q financial results: Myanmar military earns 45.57 billion MMK (USD$33.5 million) in profits from their business with Kirin, bankrolling genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

Myanmar Brewery remains a lucrative source of revenue for the Myanmar military, feeding their secret Myanma Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) slush fund. Through MEHL, Kirin is knowingly financially supporting the military’s crimes of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

July 27, 2020

Justice For Myanmar’s response to LafargeHolcim’s announcement blocking sale to military partners

Justice For Myanmar welcomes LafargeHolcim’s announcement to liquidate their Myanmar business.

July 24, 2020

Justice For Myanmar’s response to UK firm Portia Management Services’ decision to cut ties with the Myanmar military

Justice For Myanmar welcomes the announcement that Portia Management Services will end their relationship with Myanmar military conglomerate MEHL.

July 20, 2020

Justice For Myanmar responds to President’s Office announcement on military conflict of interest, calls for independent criminal investigation and concrete reform

Justice For Myanmar sees the lack of meaningful action in accordance with the law as a disturbing sign of the military’s continued economic privilege and impunity.

July 6, 2020

Military conflict of interest corrupts Myanmar government’s investigation of Hpakant jade mining disaster

Justice For Myanmar calls for credible investigation and structural reforms

June 17, 2020

Systemic Conflict of Interest in Myanmar Military Allows for Serious Corruption

Justice For Myanmar calls for independent investigation into systemic conflict of interest in the Myanmar military.

May 26, 2020

French company Voltalia must put an end to its commercial relationship with a company linked to the Myanmar military

Voltalia, a French renewable energy business, must end its commercial relationship with military telecommunications operator Mytel.

May 25, 2020

Serious corruption risk as Ever Flow River prepares to float on Yangon Stock Exchange

Transportation and logistics conglomerate Ever Flow River (EFR) is set to be the sixth publicly-listed company on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), when they go public on May 28th 2020. EFR is a business partner of military conglomerate Myanma Economic Holdings Public Company Limited (MEHL), and profits from EFR’s YSX listing may further systemic military corruption and support ongoing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

May 21, 2020

Human rights activists raise concerns about a USD$330m real-estate deal between the Myanmar military, Japanese state-controlled financial institutions and major Japanese corporations.

Human rights activists in Myanmar are raising concerns about a USD$330m real-estate deal between the Myanmar military, Japanese state-controlled financial institutions and major Japanese corporations. The deal has gone ahead with zero civilian financial oversight and despite a high probability that the project will finance the military’s crimes against humanity and war crimes in Myanmar’s ethnic regions.

May 12, 2020

Human Rights Activists Respond to Kirin’s Myanmar Sales “Surge”, Which Netted Approximately USD$22.77 Million in Q1 2020 Profits for the Myanmar Military

Kirin operates Myanmar Brewery with Myanmar military conglomerate Myanma Economic HoldingsLimited (MEHL). According to Kirin, Myanmar Brewery’s sales volume is up 12.6% (YoY). This “surge” coincides with a spike in war crimes and crimes against humanity in Rakhine and Chin States, with scores of civilians killed, disappearances, torture and mass forced displacement committed by the Myanmar military.

April 28, 2020

Activists launch campaign to expose systemic causes of inequality, injustice, violence and crimes against humanity

Yadanar Maung explains: “We are urging all governments that stand for justice and human rights to implement targeted sanctions against military leaders and their businesses. We want to see the military fully divested from the Myanmar economy, under democratic control and their conglomerates disbanded. Stolen assets, which the military accumulated through decades of corruption, must be returned to the people. We see these steps as an essential part of creating a federal democracy where the human rights of all people in Myanmar are protected and there is a sustainable peace.”