IN-DEPTH RESEARCH INTO THE VAST BUSINESS EMPIRE FUNDING BRUTALITY AND GENOCIDE
Our research sheds light on transactions and relationships the military would prefer stay hidden
We examine the trends, investments and legal ties of the military's various business assets as described in public and private documents and news reporting across a number of languages. Much of the evidence of the military's conflict of interest and wrongdoing are out in the open, seeking only to have curious and thoughtful researchers connect the dots in a cohesive way.
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ASEAN’s defence program has allowed the Myanmar military to participate in meetings, training, intelligence exchanges, arms production, R&D, cyber security, and education. Through ongoing defence and military cooperation, it is likely that ASEAN is aiding and abetting the Myanmar military’s atrocity crimes.
New research conducted by BankTrack and Justice For Myanmar finds that SMBC, MUFG and Mizuho Bank provide considerable loans and financial services to companies with ties to the Myanmar military junta.
After new sanctions were imposed on the Office of the Quartermaster General, international businesses linked through real estate and hotel developments are now at risk of sanctions violations.
New documents provide conclusive evidence that Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is personally concerned that Myanmar’s oil and gas revenues keep flowing to the junta.
Indonesia hosted the first ASEAN-Russia Naval Exercise, helping to develop the capabilities of the Myanmar military and deepening complicity in the Myanmar junta's crimes.
Our brief reveals that Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Future Fund, invests over AUD$157 million in companies linked to the Myanmar military’s atrocities, including in businesses that sell arms.
Major US online retailers are continuing to sell jewellery with rubies and jade sourced from Myanmar, imported by Indian publicly listed company Vaibhav Global Limited.
Myanmar consumers and shop owners have turned their backs on the military controlled mobile network Mytel.
Engineer's business is aided by European and US companies.
Singapore Exchange has international law obligations for listed companies doing business with the Myanmar military.
Australia based company Barrett Communications has been selling radio communications equipment to the Myanmar military.
In July 2021, BEL exported a weapon station to Myanmar, which can aid ongoing atrocity crimes.
We are busy working to identify complicit businesses and pressure them to reconsider their relationship with the Myanmar military. For example:
Most implicated sectors, according to the UN Fact Finding Mission Report
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
- Finance & Insurance
- Food & Beverage
- Media & Tech
- Real Estate & Construction
- Beverages & Tobacco
- Tourism & Leisure
- Trade & Transportation
Largest implicated foreign companies based on public revenue data:
- NORINCO (People's Republic of China) (62 billion USD)
- Posco Steel Co. Ltd (Republic of Korea) (60 billion USD)
- Kirin Holdings (Japan) (15.3 billion USD)
- Adani Group (India) (13 billion USD)
- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial (Japan) (15.3 billion USD)
- Japan Credit Bureau (Japan) (2.8 billion USD)