Kirin wants to keep operating in Myanmar

Although it has announced an end to its partnership with Myanma Economic Holdings Ltd., Japanese beverage giant Kirin said it wants to keep selling and marketing its products in Myanmar. “We are not necessarily exiting Myanmar. We would like to con

Kirin will axe partnership in beer business

The military takeover of the government was the final blow for the troubled partnership between Japanese beverage giant Kirin and Tatmadaw-backed Myanma Economic Holdings Ltd. (MEHL). The company will divest its 55% stake in Myanmar Brewery, claiming

Kirin audit inconclusive

Japanese beverage giant Kirin’s investigation of its controversial partnership with a Myanmar military conglomerate has failed to yield significant findings, the company said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the assessment was inconclusive
Kirin suspends dividends from Myanmar joint venture

Kirin suspends dividends from Myanmar joint venture

In a press release from Thursday November 11, Kirin Holdings Company Ltd, announced that all dividend payments from Myanmar Brewery Limited (MBL), and Mandalay Brewery Limited (MDL), to Kirin and its Myanmar-army affiliated partner Myanma Economic Ho
Kirin Ichiban target of boycott campaign

Kirin Ichiban target of boycott campaign

After being singled out in June by Human Rights Watch, it is now the turn of Burma Campaign UK to take a jab at Kirin Holdings by launching a new boycott campaign against Kirin Ichiban lager.Kirin, a Japanese company making alcoholic and soft drinks,

Kirin partnership takes heat (again)

The saga of Japanese beverage giant Kirin’s Myanmar Beer partnership continued this week with a scathing condemnation from Human Rights Watch. The highly influential global NGO called on Kirin to divest from Myanmar Brewery, the country’s