May 2, 2022
Russian truck giant Kamaz in talks to open plant with terrorist junta
The head of Russian truck giant Kamaz visited Myanmar last week for talks with the terrorist Myanmar military junta to produce trucks in Myanmar, and will finalise an agreement by June.
April 28, 2022
Cracks in the cartel: The second year of Justice For Myanmar
Two years since the launch of Justice For Myanmar, the movement to dismantle the military cartel has gained momentum. The people are winning.
April 26, 2022
Star Sapphire Group’s military links exposed
Star Sapphire Group of Companies plays a key role in brokering arms deals for the Myanmar military and operates businesses with the Myanmar military and its conglomerates, Myanma Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL). Targeted sanctions are urgently needed to stop revenue and arms flows to junta.
April 20, 2022
Finland’s Wärtsilä Corporation seeking profit from military junta
Finnish technology giant Wärtsilä Corporation has won bids for two tenders from the illegitimate military-controlled Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE), for the construction and operation of two hybrid gas and solar power plants in Myingyan and Magway, in partnership with arms broker MCM.
April 20, 2022
Concern Expressed Over Japanese Companies Continuing Business in Myanmar
On January 18, 2022, six civil society groups sent a letter to 125 major institutional investors holding shares in four Japanese companies that continue to finance four problematic projects in Myanmar.
March 29, 2022
Civil Society Organizations welcome US determination of genocide against Rohingya
Though it comes far too late, the decision of the US government to finally formally determine that the violence perpetrated by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya in 2017 in Rakhine State amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity is welcomed by 357 Myanmar CSOs and regional and international partners.
March 27, 2022
Justice For Myanmar calls for sanctions on 19 Russian suppliers of arms and related equipment to the Myanmar military
Justice For Myanmar demands international action to stop the flow of arms to the Myanmar military junta. We have documented 19 companies that have supplied Myanmar since 2018, which must be sanctioned.
March 26, 2022
Justice For Myanmar welcomes Canadian, UK and US Armed Forces Day sanctions
Justice For Myanmar welcomes the latest coordinated sanctions as the illegal Myanmar military junta prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day, a year after they massacred more than 160 people.
March 26, 2022
Civil society groups reiterate call on Japanese investors in Myanmar's Yetagun gas project to responsibly disengage
Mekong Watch, Friends of the Earth (FoE) Japan, and Justice for Myanmar (JFM) remain concerned whether ENEOS' and the Japanese government's disengagement from the Yetagun gas project will be conducted in a responsible manner.
March 22, 2022
Telenor Group is aiding and abetting M1 Group to violate Myanmar sanctions
M1 Group, owned by the family of Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, is set to violate sanctions on Myanmar through their acquisition, activation and transfer of a lawful interception gateway (LIG) as part of their purchase of Telenor Myanmar.
March 14, 2022
Myanmar military brokers procuring from EU, despite arms embargo
The private Myanmar military arms broker, Miya Win International, has procured parts for Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) via Russia since the military’s attempted coup.
March 7, 2022
OPEN LETTER: THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL MUST SEEK WAYS TO ESTABLISH JURISDICTION TO PROSECUTE GRAVE CRIMES IN MYANMAR
116 Myanmar civil society organizations (CSOs) urgently call for the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to explore all possible routes to seek accountability for Myanmar through the establishment of a jurisdiction for atrocity crimes mandated by the UN.
March 5, 2022
Telenor Group violating sanctions through installation and imminent transfer of German Lawful Intercept Gateway
Telenor Group is violating European Union (EU) and Norwegian sanctions on Myanmar by having installed and maintained a Lawful Interception Gateway (LIG), which it is now proceeding to transfer to a military-linked company.
February 22, 2022
JFM welcomes EU sanctions, including on Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise
The European Union is today the first jurisdiction to impose sanctions on Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), the junta’s biggest single source of revenue, responsible for financing its terror campaign.
February 18, 2022
Mekong Watch, FoE-J and JFM cautiously welcome Mitsubishi Corporation’s withdrawal from the Yetagun project and call for responsible disengagement
Mekong Watch, Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan) and Justice For Myanmar (JFM) cautiously welcome media reports about Mitsubishi Corporation’s stated intention to withdraw from the Yetagun gas project in Myanmar.
February 17, 2022
REVEALED: The ASEAN governments and companies financing and arming the Myanmar military
Key governments and businesses from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that have supplied arms, funds and investments to the Myanmar military are revealed today in a new section of Justice For Myanmar’s Cartel Finance Map.
February 15, 2022
Joint Open Letter: Calling on Australia’s Future Fund to divest from companies doing business with the Myanmar military
Justice For Myanmar joined civil society organisations to call on Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Future Fund, to divest from companies in business with the Myanmar military.
February 14, 2022
Justice For Myanmar welcomes Kirin’s withdrawal from joint venture with Myanmar military
Justice For Myanmar welcomes Kirin Holdings’ announcement to withdraw from their business with the Myanmar military conglomerate, Myanma Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL).
February 13, 2022
New evidence of deep and continuing military links to Telenor Myanmar buyer Shwe Byain Phyu group
Myanmar crony conglomerate, Shwe Byain Phyu group has multiple business links with the Myanmar military junta and its conglomerates. These include business ties with sanctioned entities and individuals.
February 12, 2022
Statement signed by 694 civil society organisations to oppose Telenor's irresponsible management of user data and its plan to sell Telenor Myanmar to a military-linked company
694 civil society organisations urge the Norway-based Telenor Group to stop the sale of Telenor Myanmar and to take full responsibility for its users’ data.
February 8, 2022
Resist Myanmar’s digital coup: stop the military consolidating digital control
Civil society is calling on the international community to stand with the people of Myanmar and resist the coup — both physical and digital.
February 7, 2022
Leaked documents reveal military-linked companies procured USD millions in arms and equipment
Leaked documents and shipping records provide evidence of the involvement of the International Gateways Group of Companies Limited (IGG), Myanmar Consultancy Company Limited and Myanmar New Era Trading Company in procuring arms and equipment for the Myanmar military worth millions.
February 5, 2022
Norwegian government must urgently stop Telenor Myanmar sale or it will be complicit with terrorist junta
There is now a very real likelihood that if the sale is completed, Telenor Myanmar revenue will flow to the junta and finance its atrocity crimes. Justice For Myanmar calls on Norwegian authorities to immediately intervene to terminate the sale.
January 28, 2022
Targeted sanctions one year after attempted coup in Myanmar
Justice For Myanmar has published comparative data on targeted sanctions imposed on the Myanmar military junta, their businesses and associates since the illegal attempted coup on February 1, 2021.
January 21, 2022
Letter Sent to 125 Investors to Urge Japanese Companies Continuing Business in Myanmar to Stop Funding the Military
Six civil society organizations that have been urging Japanese companies to give appropriate consideration to the environment, society, and human rights in their overseas business operations, sent a letter on January 18, 2022 to 125 corporate investors.
January 21, 2022
Justice For Myanmar welcomes TotalEnergies' withdrawal from Myanmar
Justice For Myanmar responds to TotalEnergies' decision to withdraw from Myanmar, which is a major step in cutting off funds to the illegal military junta.
January 19, 2022
Justice For Myanmar calls on international audit institutions to end all engagement with the military junta’s auditor general
The illegal Myanmar military junta is being awarded legitimacy and support from regional and international organisations of supreme audit institutions, and the auditors general of Norway and Sweden, a Justice For Myanmar investigation has found.
January 11, 2022
US sanctions failing to prevent timber trade with Myanmar since attempted coup
Companies in the United States have imported nearly 1,600 tonnes of teak from Myanmar since the military’s attempted coup in February 2021. Justice For Myanmar calls for a ban on Myanmar timber.
December 25, 2021
Crony conglomerates KT Group and Ky-Tha Group must be sanctioned for significant support to the Myanmar military
Justice For Myanmar has published new details of KT Group and Ky-Tha Group business links to the illegal Myanmar military junta, including arms sales and revenue that support the junta’s campaign of terror.
December 20, 2021
Joint press release - Japanese investors in Y Complex development risk violating US sanctions
Several Japanese companies that are investors in Y Complex, a mixed-use real estate development on land controlled by Myanmar’s military, risk breaching US sanctions imposed against military entities for their role in human rights abuses. Human Rights Now, Japan Volunteer Center, Justice For Myanmar and Mekong Watch demand responsible disengagement
December 17, 2021
UN Security Council members complicit in arms sales to terrorist Myanmar military junta
Justice For Myanmar calls for investigation and global arms embargo after the Myanmar military has commissioned aircraft manufactured in France, Russia and China, during a ceremony held on Wednesday.
December 16, 2021
Leaked documents show gas revenue is crucial for the junta’s terror campaign
Official documents from the Myanmar military junta show that the leader of the bloody coup attempt is personally concerned over payments from the Yetagun offshore gas field.
December 11, 2021
Justice For Myanmar welcomes Canadian, UK & US sanctions on Myanmar military entities and military junta members
Justice For Myanmar welcomes the latest round of targeted sanctions imposed on the Myanmar military junta on Human Rights Day by Canada, the UK and the USA.
December 10, 2021
UN AGENCIES MUST COMPLY WITH THEIR OBLIGATIONS TO UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS AND CEASE LENDING LEGITIMACY TO THE MYANMAR MILITARY JUNTA
255 civil society organisations, including Justice For Myanmar, call on all United Nations (UN) agencies, Funds, Programmes and other Entities to cease all forms of cooperation that lend legitimacy to the illegal murderous Myanmar military junta.
November 30, 2021
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.
November 29, 2021
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.
November 25, 2021
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.
November 24, 2021
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.
November 22, 2021
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.
November 8, 2021
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.
November 4, 2021
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.
November 3, 2021
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”.
October 28, 2021
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).
October 25, 2021
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.
October 20, 2021
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.
October 18, 2021
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.
October 6, 2021
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.
September 27, 2021
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.
September 24, 2021
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.
September 13, 2021
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.
September 8, 2021
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.
August 21, 2021
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.
August 12, 2021
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.
August 12, 2021
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.
August 11, 2021
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.
August 4, 2021
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.
July 28, 2021
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.
July 22, 2021
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.
July 15, 2021
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.
July 5, 2021
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.
June 14, 2021
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.
May 27, 2021
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.
May 27, 2021
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.
May 12, 2021
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.
May 6, 2021
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.
May 5, 2021
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.
April 28, 2021
“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.
April 21, 2021
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.
April 21, 2021
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.
April 20, 2021
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
April 19, 2021
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.
April 16, 2021
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).
April 13, 2021
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.
April 1, 2021
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).
April 1, 2021
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.
March 30, 2021
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).
March 30, 2021
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.
March 29, 2021
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
March 24, 2021
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.
March 22, 2021
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.
March 19, 2021
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.
March 17, 2021
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.
March 12, 2021
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.”
March 4, 2021
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.
March 3, 2021
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”.
March 2, 2021
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.
March 2, 2021
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.
February 26, 2021
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).
February 25, 2021
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.
February 25, 2021
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.
February 17, 2021
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.
February 15, 2021
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.
February 11, 2021
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.
February 10, 2021
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.
February 9, 2021
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
February 9, 2021
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.
February 5, 2021
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.
February 5, 2021
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.
February 4, 2021
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.
February 3, 2021
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.