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Investors Target Chevron for Doing Business in Burma

...[The current Myanmar Government has continued] the previous regime's practice of violence and other forms of repression against the Muslim Rohingya minority, whose people are not recognised as citizens and are denied voting rights... [The] recently formed International Campaign for the Rohingya (ICR) [has launched a]...No Business With Genocide campaign...to “put effective pressure on corporations in key sectors – principally oil, gas, timber, mining and banking – to stop supporting regimes complicit in genocide and crimes against humanity.” [The Campaign's executive director Simon] Billenness helped arrange the first shareowner resolution addressing the plight of the Rohingya people, which was co-filed by Azzad Asset Management and the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk. The resolution requests that Chevron “halt its relationship with the government of Burma (Myanmar) until that country ends the state-sanctioned violence against its Rohingya minority.” The resolution will be voted on by shareowners at Chevron's Annual General Meeting in May, 2017.