La société civile interpelle Thalès sur son soutien indirect à la junte birmane
Info Birmanie, Justice For Myanmar, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Sherpa denounce exports of military technology carried out by Thales to an Indian partner of the Myanmar military junta.
Australia’s Future Fund is invested in companies destroying lives and future of Myanmar people
Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Future Fund, has equity holdings valued at AUD$157.9 million across 14 publicly listed companies directly linked to the Myanmar military, according to a Freedom of Information request.
Justice For Myanmar welcomes Vaibhav Global's removal of listings and investigation into Myanmar gems
Indian publicly listed jewellery company Vaibhav Global Limited has announced that they have removed all listings that include Myanmar gems while they undertake an investigation into the sourcing of gems from Myanmar.
Indian firm Vaibhav Global Limited selling Myanmar gems in US, despite sanctions
Indian publicly listed jewellery company Vaibhav Global Limited is continuing to trade in Myanmar gems via online retailers Amazon and Overstock, despite the illegal February 1 attempted military coup and US, EU and UK sanctions against state-owned Myanma Gems Enterprise.
Call on INTERPOL to ban the illegal junta from representing Myanmar at its General Assembly
259 organisations including Justice For Myanmar have written to INTERPOL calling for a ban on the illegal military junta.
CPA Australia and CA ANZ withdraw from ASEAN Federation of Accountants Conference after grassroots pressure
Peak accounting bodies CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) have withdrawn their support from the upcoming ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA) annual conference, following a grassroots campaign.
Another Wave of Atrocity Crimes in Chin State: UN Security Council Must Act Now
521 Myanmar, regional and international civil society organizations including Justice For Myanmar call on the UN Security Council to urgently convene a meeting on the escalating attacks in Chin State, and address the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian, human rights and political crisis in Myanmar.
International accounting bodies are reputation laundering for the terrorist Myanmar military junta
Leading international and regional accounting bodies from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, UK, USA and across Southeast Asia are acting disgracefully by participating and sponsoring the upcoming ASEAN Federation of Accountants Conference, in which the junta’s auditor general is “Guest of Honour”.
Australian and Myanmar groups welcome Adani Ports’ withdrawal from Myanmar and renew calls to shelve Carmichael coal project
The Australian Centre for International Justice, Justice For Myanmar and Stop Adani cautiously welcome Adani Ports’ plans to divest from their Myanmar container port business, which is a testament to grassroots campaigns for corporate accountability in Myanmar and Australia, and the work of the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM).
Singapore authorities must act urgently to cut business links with terrorist Myanmar military
As the military prepares to launch catastrophic clearance operations in north-western Myanmar as part of the “Anawrahta” campaign, Singaporean radar engineer Lee Kar Heng is set to speak at the military’s annual Conference on Science and Technology Development.
Singapore may be internationally liable and obliged to pay reparations for harm caused by SGX-listed company
A legal memo from international barrister Felicity Gerry QC found that international law and guidance places due diligence obligations on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), and possible liability on the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Government, in relation to companies doing business with the Myanmar military.
Myanmar military terrorists are using Australian radios
Australia based company Barrett Communications has been selling radio communications equipment to the Myanmar military. Justice For Myanmar calls for an end to Australian complicity and targeted sanctions.
Open Letter to Members of the U.S. Congress to Pass the Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2021
242 Burmese diaspora, community based-organizations and Civil Society Organizations are calling on members of the US Congress to stand in solidarity with the people of Burma and co-sponsor the BURMA Act of 2021 to end the junta’s campaign of violence and cycle of impunity.
Justice For Myanmar releases data on Htoo Group of Companies for targeted sanctions
To advocate for further sanctions against Tay Za and HGC, and to support sanctions enforcement, Justice For Myanmar has published data on Tay Za’s business network and links to the Myanmar military and its junta.
Justice For Myanmar responds to Emerging Towns & Cities Independent Review
Singapore Stock Exchange-listed company Emerging Towns & Cities Singapore (ETC) has released an extract of the first of two independent review reports into the company’s business in Myanmar, providing further details of payments to the Myanmar army.
Open letter to MAN SE regarding Sinotruk’s business dealings with Myanmar’s military
FIAN Deutschland, Info Birmanie, Justice For Myanmar, Reporter ohne Grenzen, Stiftung Asienhaus, urgewald and U.S. Campaign for Burma sent an open letter to MAN SE regarding Sinotruk’s business dealings with Myanmar’s military.
Ukraine arms transfers to Myanmar are enabling the junta’s terror
Ukraine is continuing to transfer arms to the Myanmar military, despite its illegitimate coup and ongoing mass killings, supported by a network of private arms dealers. Justice For Myanmar demands an arms embargo and targeted sanctions.
More proof of Russian complicity in Myanmar war crimes and crimes against humanity as Myanmar military joins International Army Games
The Myanmar military is attending the International Army Games in Russia, participating in multiple events where they will hone skills that aid and abet the military’s ongoing atrocity crimes, as Russia's complicity in the crimes of the Myanmar military deepens.
Joint Media Release: US Treasury requested to deny a licence to permit Adani Ports’ business with sanctioned Myanmar military company
The Australian Centre for International Justice (ACIJ) and Justice For Myanmar have written to the US Treasury this week to urge that Adani Ports’ request for a general licence is denied, given the company’s continuing commercial ties with MEC.
Joint letter to Telenor Group
45 organisations have written to the chair of the board of Telenor Group, calling for the sale of their Myanmar business to be cancelled or paused, and for credible and transparent human rights due diligence.
ASEAN’s role in Myanmar further undermined by Brunei business with military and cronies
Brunei’s state-owned oil company is in business with the Myanmar military junta and crony conglomerate IGE Group, in a further sign of the unsuitability of Brunei’s second foreign minister Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof’s appointment as ASEAN Special Envoy to Myanmar.
Intelsat providing Myanmar with unrestricted satellite communications that can be used for military purposes
US/Luxembourg satellite company Intelsat is continuing to lease transponder capacity to Myanmar’s brutal military junta via a UK subsidiary, with no safeguards to prevent military use.
New bank links to Myanmar junta and atrocities found
Updated research shows nineteen international banks invest over US$65 billion in companies linked to the Myanmar military junta and its atrocities.
Tokyo Olympics tainted by sponsorship from companies financing the Myanmar military’s terror
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics has partnered with at least three businesses that continue to maintain commercial ties with the Myanmar army, in breach of their human rights responsibilities.
Japan: Stop Real Estate Project in Myanmar
Commercial dealings with abusive military undermines rights, Human Rights Now, Human Rights Watch, Japan International Volunteer Center, Justice For Myanmar, and Mekong Watch said in a joint press release on the Y Complex project.
JFM responds to appointment of Sittwe Port operator
Justice For Myanmar calls for an immediate suspension of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project in response to recent Indian announcements regarding the Sittwe Port.
Bharat Electronics Limited partners and shareholders must act now to stop transfers of military technology to Myanmar junta
Justice For Myanmar calls on Bharat Electronics Limited to immediately end their commercial relationship with the Myanmar military and close their Myanmar office following evidence of shipments after attempted coup.
Nine international banks invest over US$24 billion in companies linked to Myanmar regime and atrocities
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, JPMorgan Chase, UBS, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and BNP Paribas among the top banks investing in companies linked to the Myanmar military junta.
JFM responds to suspension of Yadana pipeline dividends
JFM responds to Total's announced suspension of dividend payments for the Moattama Gas Transportation Company (MGTC), which is a source of financing for Myanmar’s military junta and accounts for a small fraction of total payments from the Yadana project.
Justice For Myanmar responds to Kirin’s 1Q 2021 results
Kirin’s 1Q 2021 financial results show a 46% decline in Myanmar Brewery year on year sales volume, providing new evidence of the impact of the popular boycott against Myanmar Beer following the illegal and brutal Feb. 1 attempted coup by the Myanmar military.
JFM calls on institutional investors to take urgent action against companies enabling the Myanmar junta’s terror
Justice For Myanmar has published details of 61 publicly listed companies that are in business with Myanmar’s illegitimate military junta and its conglomerates, complicit in the junta’s campaign of terror against Myanmar people. We demand urgent investor action.
Justice For Myanmar responds to Total’s comments
Justice For Myanmar responds to Total's comments to Le Monde. We call for an end to secrecy and immediate suspension of payments to the brutal and illegal military junta.
“The military cartel must be dismantled! The people must win!”: Justice For Myanmar at one year
Today is the first anniversary of Justice For Myanmar, launched on April 28, 2020 to campaign against the Myanmar military’s extensive business interests and systemic corruption, which enable them to commit crimes against Myanmar people.
Justice For Myanmar calls on Yoma Bank shareholders IFC, GIC and Norfund to take urgent action following loan to Min Aung Hlaing’s daughter for military business
Justice For Myanmar condemns Yoma Bank’s loan to Pinnacle Asia, a company owned by the daughter of war criminal and coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, and calls on shareholders IFC, Norfund and GIC to take urgent action.
Human Rights Now and Justice For Myanmar call on TASAKI to end business with the Myanmar military junta, following US designation of Myanmar Pearl Enterprise for sanctions
Human Rights Now and Justice For Myanmar call on TASAKI to end business with the Myanmar military junta, following US designation of Myanmar Pearl Enterprise for sanctions.
Justice For Myanmar welcomes Boku decision to end business with Myanmar military-controlled mobile operator Mytel
Justice For Myanmar welcomes Boku decision to end business with Myanmar military-controlled mobile operator Mytel and calls Fortumo to immediately withdraw complaints against Estonian media for their coverage of Myanmar
Shangri-La Asia is financing crimes against humanity in Myanmar
Justice For Myanmar condemns Shangri-La Asia’s continued business with the Myanmar military through the Sule Square development, on land leased from the quartermaster general’s office of the Myanmar army, which is responsible for the purchase of arms.
Justice For Myanmar and Korean civil society cautiously welcome POSCO C&C’s decision to end steel business with MEHL
Justice For Myanmar and Korean Civil Society in Support of Democracy in Myanmar cautiously welcome POSCO C&C’s decision to end their joint venture with military conglomerate Myanma Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL).
Adani Ports removed from Dow Jones Sustainability Index
S&P Dow Jones has announced that it will remove Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (Adani Ports) from its Sustainability Index in response to calls for its review from human rights and environmental groups.
Joint Media Release: Adani Ports misleads shareholders in statement that fails to disclose Myanmar military ties, NSE and BSE must take regulatory action
In response to the March 30 Port of Complicity: Adani Ports in Myanmar report into Adani Ports’ business with the Myanmar military, the company has issued a factually misleading statement that omitted its links to military-controlled conglomerate Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC).
Info Birmanie, Justice For Myanmar, Reporters Without Borders and Sherpa welcome the withdrawal of Voltalia after a year of discussions
The French multinational Voltalia has just announced its upcoming withdrawal from Myanmar, after nearly a year of NGO campaigning.
Joint Media Release: Pressure builds on Adani Ports investors as new report reveals Adani Ports paid tens of millions to Myanmar military company. Human rights groups call on Adani Ports’ investors to divest
A new report by the Australian Centre for International Justice (ACIJ) and Justice For Myanmar (JFM) exposes shocking new links between Adani Ports, and the Myanmar military owned company Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC).
Dutch pension funds hold US$2.3 billion in shares in companies linked to Myanmar’s military
Dutch pension funds hold massive stakes valued at over US$2 billion across 20 companies affiliated with the military in Myanmar. We call on ABP, PFZW and all other institutional investors to immediately divest from companies with longstanding, direct ties to the military and its conglomerates, and to demand that other companies halt all payments to military controlled entities.
German truck corporation MAN profiting from Myanmar atrocities
Justice For Myanmar has uncovered evidence of significant links between German truck manufacturer MAN, majority owned by Volkswagen, and vehicle sales to the Myanmar military. Justice For Myanmar demands Germany hold MAN accountable for atrocity crimes linked to their investment in Sinotruk, expedite EU sanctions and support a global arms embargo
New evidence details Japanese payments to Myanmar army for Y Complex land lease
Leaked official documents reveal land lease payments to the office of the quartermaster general of the Myanmar army for the Y Complex development. Justice For Myanmar calls for suspension of Y Complex project until democracy is restored and land is controlled by civilian government.
POSCO’s global reach financing the Myanmar military coup and atrocities exposed in Cartel Finance Map
South Korean and Myanmar activists are gravely concerned that POSCO has not ended business ties with the Myanmar military that could finance crimes of the most serious nature in Myanmar and call on shareholders and business partners to cut ties with POSCO.
Info Birmanie and Justice For Myanmar welcome suspension of Shweli-3 hydropower dam
Info Birmanie and Justice For Myanmar welcome the decision by Électricité de France (EDF), the French power giant, to suspend its giant Shweli-3 dam project in Myanmar on human rights grounds in the wake of the brutal and illegal February 1, 2021 military coup.
Coal and coup: Dow Jones Sustainability Index urged to urgently review Adani Ports status
Joint press release: Just months after Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (Adani Ports) debuted on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), environment and human rights groups representing millions of people from the USA, Europe, Myanmar and Australia, have formally made the case that the company should have its inclusion on the index reviewed immediately.
Joint press release response to POSCO from Justice For Myanmar and Korean Civil Society in Support of Democracy in Myanmar
On 10 March 2021, POSCO issued a statement regarding the press conference of Korean Civil Society Organizations and claimed that “the land of the Lotte Hotel in Yangon is owned by the Myanmar government, and because rent payments are made to the Ministry of Treasure in accordance with Article 2 of the Union Budget Law, the military cannot use it arbitrarily.”
JFM finds Myanmar generals could be entitled to over US$700 million in profits from Mytel over ten years
Justice For Myanmar calculations of confidential Mytel profit projections show that the Myanmar military may be entitled to receive over US$700 million in dividends over ten years for their share in the military-controlled mobile network operator.
Justice For Myanmar responds to ETC’s suspension of trading
Justice For Myanmar welcomes Emerging Towns & Cities Singapore Ltd (ETC) suspension of trading and its decision to conduct an independent review of “material contractual payments to the Myanmar government ministries and departments”.
Justice For Myanmar publishes details of Myanmar’s tools of digital surveillance and repression
Justice For Myanmar has today published details of technology used for digital surveillance and repression, found in Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Transport and Communications budget documents and an Elbit Systems unmanned aerial vehicle repairs proposal.
Hilton Hotels Corp and PTT Oil and Retail (PTTOR) in business with Myanmar military cartel
Justice For Myanmar has added 26 companies to its list of significant business associates of the Myanmar military, including international companies and subsidiaries of major Myanmar crony conglomerates.
Justice For Myanmar responds to SGX scrutiny of Myanmar military-linked developer
Justice For Myanmar welcomes the swift response of the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) to Justice For Myanmar’s Feb. 25 report into Emerging Towns and Cities Singapore Co. Ltd. (ETC).
Japan: Take Action Against Myanmar Coup
Human Rights Now, Human Rights Watch, Japan International Volunteer Center, Japan NGO Action Network for Civic Space and Justice For Myanmar call on the Japanese gov to join targeted economic sanctions, global arms embargo and to review aid.
SGX-listed company raising millions in off-budget payments to Myanmar army
SGX-listed company raising millions in off-budget payments to Myanmar army. JFM calls for SGX to suspend trading in ETC due to its financing of international crimes.
Submission by Civil Society Organizations concerning Japanese Business Entities Operating in Myanmar
A joint submission has been sent to the Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises by Human Rights Now, Human Rights Watch, Japan International Volunteer Center, Justice For Myanmar and Mekong Watch, concerning Japanese Business Entities Operating in Myanmar.
Myanmar military controls approximately US$5.7 billion in foreign reserves and has access to global financial system
Urgent action is a must to prevent a violent crackdown and entrenchment of military rule.
Justice For Myanmar releases list of military members of the State Administrative Council
Justice For Myanmar releases list of military members of the State Administrative Council, their immediate family members, their businesses and business associates and calls for targeted international sanctions now.
Justice For Myanmar commends HAECO’s decision to end contract for upgrade of Myanmar air force plane
Justice For Myanmar commends the decision by HAECO to end its contract with Aero Sofi for the refurbishment of an Airbus A300, owned by the Myanmar Air Force.
Justice For Myanmar acknowledges Lim Kaling’s decision to sell stake in military tobacco venture
Justice For Myanmar acknowledges Lim Kaling’s decision to sell stake in military tobacco venture
Urgent action needed to stop oil and gas majors bankrolling the Myanmar military regime
Justice For Myanmar calls for oil and gas companies to cut ties and for targeted sanctions against state oil company MOGE.
Justice For Myanmar congratulates Kirin Holdings’ announcement to cut ties
Justice For Myanmar congratulates Kirin’s decision to cut ties with military-owned conglomerate Myanma Economic Holdings Limited. Kirin has been a major financial supporter of the Myanmar military and has made the right decision by ending that relationship today, following the military’s illegitimate Feb 1 coup.
Sanction Myanmar Military, Not Myanmar People
We oppose any form of broad, untargeted sanctions against Myanmar which could impact ordinary people. We oppose the withdrawal of trade privileges and preferences, which will impact ordinary people more than the military. We will actively campaign against any such proposed sanctions.
Justice For Myanmar releases list of military-owned businesses, their directors and significant business associates and calls for immediate targeted international sanctions
JFM has uncovered 133 businesses fully or partially controlled by the Myanmar military, 174 directors of those business and 112 businesses from which the military derive significant income. Our list also includes 32 state-owned enterprises that were formally under civilian ministries, and which are now controlled by the Myanmar military.
Joint Civil Society Statement on Myanmar Military Coup
The undersigned groups representing civil society firmly denounce the military coup in Myanmar which has suspended civilian government and effectively returned full power to the military.
Justice For Myanmar responds to Myanmar military coup, calls for immediate international action
Justice For Myanmar condemns today’s military coup in the strongest terms. The military leaders and their business associates must be held accountable for their actions. Responsibility must be taken to protect the people of Myanmar.
Justice For Myanmar responds to Kirin statement, calls for transparency and for Kirin to cut ties with the Myanmar military
Kirin has today announced the conclusion of Deloitte’s assessment into the destination of profits from their joint venture with military conglomerate Myanma Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL).
Report reveals Myanmar mobile operator Mytel is fuelling state corruption and aiding and abetting the international crimes of the military, supported by a global network of businesses
A detailed investigation into the Myanmar military’s involvement in the information and communications technology sector, launched today, has uncovered a web of cronyism and corruption.
Justice For Myanmar publishes leaked Ministry of Defence budget data and procurement documents
Justice For Myanmar has published data from Ministry of Defence budget documents from the 2016-17 financial year to 2020-21. In addition, Justice For Myanmar has published files related to the proposed purchase of two Airbus CASA C-295s, for a total of US$38,600,000, and the VIP conversion of an Airbus A319-112, formerly used by Myanmar Airways International (MAI), for US$4.8 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Military conflict of interest corrupts Myanmar government’s investigation of Hpakant jade mining disaster
Justice For Myanmar calls for credible investigation and structural reforms
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”