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14 Feb 2022

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Justice for Myanmar

Justice For Myanmar welcomes Kirin’s withdrawal from joint venture with Myanmar military

14 February 2022
Justice For Myanmar welcomes Kirin Holdings’ announcement to withdraw from their business with the Myanmar military conglomerate, Myanma Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL).

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Justice For Myanmar spokesperson Yadanar Maung says: “We welcome Kirin’s decision to finally move to end their business with MEHL, listening to the voice of Myanmar people, and the demands of Myanmar, Japanese and global civil society.

“Millions have joined the boycott of Myanmar Beer, and this shows that collective action can disrupt the military cartel.

“Kirin should never have entered into business with Myanmar’s brutal and corrupt military.

“Kirin’s lucrative brewery has financed atrocity crimes and enriched top generals.

“We call on Kirin Holding to divest responsibly, mitigating and remediating negative human rights impacts.

“Kirin must prevent payments to the terrorist junta and MEHL in the course of divestment.

“Kirin’s withdrawal must be done in consultation with the National Unity Government.

“Kirin’s withdrawal should serve as a warning to all other businesses that continue to maintain ties with the terrorist military junta and its conglomerates. Business with terrorists does not pay.

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