Burma Campaign UK has today added 28 more companies to the ‘Dirty List’ of companies which are linked to the Burmese military, human rights violations, or environmental destruction in Burma. The additions mean there are now 116 companies on the list.
The list is available here: https://burmacampaign.org.uk/take-action/dirty-list/
“Even genocide and a military coup has not been enough to persuade these companies to cut their links to the Burmese military,” said Mark Farmaner, Director of Burma Campaign UK.
New companies added include Japanese companies such an KDDI Corporation, Daiwa House, and the Japan Bank for Overseas Co-operation for their involvement in projects on military-owned land.
Two more American tech companies have been added, Sectigo/Sitelock, and OnlineNIC, for hosting or providing services to Burmese military websites. They join Alphabet/Google and Apple, which host apps for military companies.
Telegram, the messaging service, has also been added for hosting military channels and allowing hate speech and doxing.
Companies added come from 12 countries, 8 from Japan, 8 from Vietnam, 3 from USA, and one each from Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, China, Canada, UAE, Turkey and Thailand.
All companies were written to in advance of being placed on the list, to give them the opportunity to correct any incorrect or out of date information and to end their involvement and avoid being placed on the list.
The new edition of the ‘Dirty List’ was first published in 2018 and has been regularly updated since then. Many companies have cut their links to the Burmese military or projects linked to human rights violations to avoid being placed on the list or after being placed on it. Companies removed from the list include EDF, Maersk, Evergreen, Western Union and Infosys.
“The Burmese military has committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, doing any form of business with them is completely unacceptable,” said Mark Farmaner. “The Dirty List exposes the role companies all over the world are playing in helping to finance the military and supply it with arms.”
The 28 companies added are:
- Azia Shipping Company
- Binh Minh International Sunrise Shipping JSC
- BKH Shipping
- Chowgule Group
- CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd
- Daiwa House Group/Fujita Corporation
- Duong Giang Co Ltd
- Eastern Dragon Shipping Company
- Harvest Bobo Investments
- Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
- Japanese Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation (JOIN)
- KDDI Corporation
- Mono Next
- Nissen Kaiun
- Pegasus Shipping & Investment Co Ltd
- PHC Shipping Co
- Sargem Denizcilik Gem Acenteligi Ticaret
- Sumitomo Corporation
- Tokyo Tatamono Co
- Viet Thaun