Biggest shipping company in the world pulls out of military-operated ports

Biggest shipping company in the world pulls out of military-operated ports

Danish integrated shipping company, active in ocean and inland freight transportation and associated services, Maersk, has announced last week that it will stop using military-owned ports in Myanmar before the end of the month. The statement was repo
Myanmar says it will ignore ICC request

Two deserters confessing to atrocities in Rakhine State

News about two deserters of the Myanmar army confessing to atrocities against the Rakhine Muslim population, who self-identify as Rohingya, have widely appeared in international media. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and non-profit Fortify Righ
Amnesty International takes aim at military conglomerate UMEHL in new report

Amnesty International takes aim at military conglomerate UMEHL in new report

Human rights organisation Amnesty International released a report this week highlighting the deep links between the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL) and the Myanmar military or Tatmadaw. Reported by many international news offices,
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

UK sanctions top officers for human rights violations

The UK has imposed sanctions on Major General Min Aung Hlaing and Vice-Senior General Soe Win for “the systematic and brutal violence against the Rohingya.” In a speech, UK Secretary of State Dominic Raab counted Myanmar among several cou