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January 21, 2022, Myanmar: Justice For Myanmar responds to TotalEnergies' decision to withdraw from Myanmar.
Justice For Myanmar spokesperson Yadanar Maung says: “We welcome TotalEnergies’ decision to withdraw from Myanmar, which is a major step in cutting off funds to the illegal military junta. TotalEnergies has finally taken heed of the calls of Myanmar people, local and international civil society to stop the flow of funds to the terrorist junta.
“It is now essential that governments move ahead with targeted sanctions on oil and gas to deny the junta funds from the remaining oil and gas projects.
“Other companies in the sector, including POSCO International, PTTEP, Petronas, ONGC, GAIL, KOGAS, ENEOS and Mitsubishi, should take immediate steps to stop all payments to the junta by whatever means possible.
“TotalEnergies must now ensure that they exit responsibly in a way that mitigates negative human rights impacts on people in Myanmar during the process of their withdrawal.”
Note to editors
See TotalEnergies statement here: https://totalenergies.com/media/news/press-releases/totalenergies-withdraws-myanmar
See Justice For Myanmar’s investigation into Total’s profiteering here: https://www.justiceformyanmar.org/stories/total-profiteering
See Justice For Myanmar’s investigation into how Big Oil bankrolls the Myanmar military junta here: https://www.justiceformyanmar.org/stories/how-oil-and-gas-majors-bankroll-the-myanmar-military-regime
See our report into leaked documents that show Min Aung Hlaing is personally concerned over oil and gas payments: https://www.justiceformyanmar.org/stories/leaked-documents-show-min-aung-hlaing-personally-concerned-over-oil-and-gas-payments
Justice For Myanmar, a group of covert activists campaigning for justice and accountability for the people of Myanmar, is calling for an end to military business and for federal democracy and a sustainable peace.
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