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10 November 2019

Myanmar: CSOs urge Western Union to end its business relationship with a military-owned bank; company responds

An open letter report by 33 civil society organizations alleging that by having a business relationship with a military-owned bank in Myanmar, Western Union is supporting the military’s financial capacity. In turn, the open letter alleges that Western...

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10 November 2019

Myanmar: Western Union reportedly backs Myanmar’s military through its business relationship with military-owned bank

Author: 33 Civil Society Organizations

"Open letter to Western Union President and CEO Hikmet Ersek", 29 Oct 2019...

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18 August 2019

Myanmar: UN report concludes that the Burmese army and its associated businesses are responsible for systemic persecution & violence

Author: Gary Kleiman, Asia Times

"Myanmar military business sketch alerts investors", 14 August 2019...

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6 August 2019

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar exposes military business ties, calls for targeted sanctions & arms embargoes

This report by the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, for the first time, establishes in detail the degree to which Myanmar’s military has used its own businesses, foreign companies and arms deals to support brutal operati...

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31 March 2018

Myanmar: Police detains two villagers seeking to block eviction on land claimed by China-operated copper mine

Author: Thet Su Aung, Radio Free Asia

"Two Detained in New Letpadaung Mine Protest in Myanmar", 29 March 2018...

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17 December 2017

Myanmar activists, Catholic Church hit Chinese-operated megaprojects due to environmental damage & land expropriation without adequate compensation

Author: Thant Zin Oo & Kyaw Myo Min, Radio Free Asia

"Chinese-backed Megaprojects in Myanmar Continue to Raise Ire of Residents", 14 December 2017...

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28 March 2017

Myanmar: At least 10 injured as police fire rubber bullets at Letpadaung copper mine protesters; over 50 farmers charged with illegal assembly

The Letpadaung mine in Sagaing Region, Myanmar is a copper mine operated by Wanbao Mining and the state-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings. For years, villagers have been demanding for compensation for land lost to the project, as well as for...

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10 May 2016

Myanmar: After renewed protests at Letpadaung mine, China says companies are demanded to respect laws of host countries

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26 January 2016

Groups submit comments to US Govt. calling for renewal & strengthening of Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma

U.S. investors who invest at least $500,000 in Burma are required to submit a report to the US Government about their human rights and land use policies, their contact with the Burmese military and their payments to the Government of Burma. The US...

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11 January 2016

Myanmar: Letpadaung mine protesters still denied justice

Author: Amnesty International

27 Nov 2015...

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