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Open Letter to Government of Singapore to block the Myanmar junta’s access to funds, arms, equipment

October 29th, 2023  •  Author:   431 Organizations  •  13 minute read
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Open Letter to Government of Singapore
To block the Myanmar junta’s access to funds, arms, equipment, and jet fuel
From the People of Myanmar, local and international organizations


Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Vivian Balakrishnan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Re:  to block the Myanmar junta’s access to funds, arms, equipment and jet fuel.

29 October 2023

Dear Government of Singapore, 

The signatories of people of Myanmar[1], signed by over 27,700 (included from ground 1,314) individuals and endorsed by (431) local and international organizations from across the world, are writing to the government of Singapore.

The brutal and illegal Myanmar military junta has been relying on Singapore for funds and the supply of arms, equipment, technology, and jet fuel, enabling its ongoing attacks against the people.

Since February 1, 2021, the junta has been waging a campaign of terror with indiscriminate airstrikes and shelling, murder, torture, arbitrary detention, rape and the destruction of homes and food supplies.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar recently revealed[2] that Singapore is the third biggest supplier of arms and equipment[3] to the Myanmar military since its coup attempt, in a trade valued at $254 million from at least 138 Singaporean companies.

Singapore also remains a major business center for the military’s cronies. Some, like Tay Za[4] and Naing Htut Aung[5], enjoy lavish lifestyles in the city state while profiting from the destruction of Myanmar lives.

Despite UK and US sanctions, Shoon Group of Companies are continuing to operate in Singapore, supplying the junta with jet fuel[6] that it needs to wage aerial warfare against the people.

It is clear that from Singapore, businesses are transacting with the Myanmar military and conglomerates, enriching war criminals and supporting their international crimes[7]. But this can and must be stopped.

Singapore has committed to investigate companies supplying arms and dual use goods, and United Overseas Bank (UOB) has recently imposed restrictions[8] on transactions involving Myanmar. Singapore needs to now do more to help stop the junta’s campaign of terror.

We call on Singapore to:

  • Introduce sanctions to stop the direct and indirect transfer of arms, dual-use goods, technology, jet fuel, and related transactions, to the Myanmar military,
  • Utilise money laundering provisions and impose sanctions to ensure the illegal junta cannot access the Singapore financial system, including the USD 4.6 billion of funds that belong to the Government of Myanmar,
  • Expedite and make public ongoing investigations into Singaporean companies that have supplied arms, dual-use goods and technology to the Myanmar military.



Signed by the people of Myanmar, (431 orgs) local and international organizations, including (10) local organizations that have chosen not to disclose their names because the junta continues violence in Myanmar.

Endorsed Organizations Worldwide!


  1. Action Against Myanmar Military Coup (Sydney)
  2. All Burma Student Democratic Front – Australia Branch
  3. All Young Burmese League (AYBL)
  4. Anti-Myanmar Dictatorship Movement
  5. Anti-Myanmar Military Dictatorship Network (AMMDN)
  6. Australia Burma Friendship Association, Northern Territory
  7. Australia Karen Organization WA Inc.
  8. Australia Myanmar Doctors, Nurses and Friends
  9. Australia Myanmar Youth Alliance (AMYA)
  10. Australian Burmese Muslim Organisation
  11. Australian Chin Community (Eastern Melbourne Inc)
  12. Australian Karen Organisation (AKO)
  13. Australian Karen Organisation, Inc. NSW Branch
  14. Bamar Community Tasmania
  15. BMT counselling
  16. Burma Lawyers’ Council (BLC)
  17. Burmese Community – South Australia
  18. Burmese Community Development Collaboration (BCDC)
  19. Burmese Community Support Group (BCSG)
  20. Burmese Friendship Association
  21. Burmese Medical Association Australia (BMAA)
  22. Canberra Karen Association
  23. Chin Community – South Australia
  24. Chin Community of Western Australia Inc.
  25. Chin Community Tasmania
  26. Chin Youth Organization
  27. CRPH/NUG support group Australia
  28. Democracy for Burma
  29. Falam Community – South Australia
  30. Industrial Training Centre (ITC) Family Sydney
  31. International Karen Organisation
  32. Joint Action Committee for Democracy in Burma (JACDB)
  33. Justice 4 Myanmar – Hope & Development
  34. Kachin Association of Australia WA Inc.
  35. Karen Community – South Australia
  36. Karenni Community of Western Australia Inc.
  37. Karenni Federation of Australia
  38. Kayin Community Tasmania
  39. Matu Chin Community – South Australia
  40. Mindat Chin Community NSW
  41. Mindat Community – South Australia
  42. Mizo Community – South Australia
  43. Mon Families Group
  44. Mon National Council (MNC)
  45. Myanmar Buddhist Community of South Australia
  46. Myanmar Campaign Network
  47. Myanmar Community Coffs Harbour (MCC)
  48. Myanmar Democracy and Peace Committee (Australia)
  49. Myanmar Democratic Movement (MDM)
  50. Myanmar Engineering Association of Australia (MEAA)
  51. Myanmar People Residing in Canberra
  52. Myanmar Students’ Association Australia (MSAA)
  53. NLD Solidarity Association (Australia)
  54. NSW Karenni (Kayah) Communities
  55. Patriotic War Vetrans of Burma (PWVB)
  56. Perth Myanmar Youth Network
  57. Pyit Taing Htaung Social Club
  58. Queensland Kachin Community (QKC)
  59. Queensland Myanmar Youth Collective (QMYC)
  60. Queensland Rohingya Community
  61. Red Campaign Nirvana Exhortation Group
  62. Remonya Association of WA (Mon Community)
  63. Shwe Youth Democratic Alliance (SYDA)
  64. Southcare Medical Centre
  65. Support for Myanmar
  66. Sydney Friends for Myanmar Unity
  67. The Institution of Professional Engineers Myanmar (IPEM)
  68. United Myanmar Community of South Australia
  69. Victorian Burmese Care Community (VBCC)
  70. Victorian Myanmar Youth (VMY)
  71. We Pledge CDM (Australia)
  72. Western Australia Myanmar Community (WAMC)
  73. Western Australia Myanmar Democratic Network (WAMDN)
  74. Women Activists Myanmar (WAM)
  75. Yadanar Foundation
  76. Youth Heart Beams
  77. Zo Community – South Australia
  78. Zomi Association Australia Inc.
  79. Zomi Community – South Australia
  80. Zomi Community Queensland


  1. Arakan Watch
  2. Burmese Canadian Network (BCN), Myanmar Emergency Fund
  3. Myanmar Student Association Ontario

Czech Republic 

  1. Educational Initiatives Prague


  1. Myanmar Action Group Denmark


  1. Finland Myanmar Society Ry
  2. Padauk, Suomi-Myanmar Seura and Myanmar Diaspora Group Finland


  1. Doh Atu – Ensemble pour le Myanmar
  2. Info Birmanie
  3. La Communauté Birmane de France


  1. CRPH, NUG Support Team Germany – Deutschland


  1. Democracy Against Dictatorships – MILK TEA ALLIANCE (ASEAN)
  2. Global Myanmar Spring Revolution (Global)
  3. International Campaign for the Rohingya
  4. International Karen Organisation
  5. International Society of Myanmar Scholars and Professionals
  6. Myanmar Global Support Foundation (MGSF)


  1. Ah Nah Podcast – conversations with Myanmar
  2. Burma Action Ireland
  3. CRPH & NUG Supporters Ireland
  4. CRPH Funding Ireland


  1. Italy – Burma Friendship Association
  2. Myanmar Community in Italy


  1. Association of United Nationality in Japan (AUN)
  2. Burma Refugee Saving Association (B.R.S.A)
  3. Chin Community of Japan (CCJ)
  4. Chin Youth Organization of Japan (CYO-JP)
  5. Colorful Spring (ရောင်စုံနွေဦး)
  6. Dawei Youths in Japan (DYJ)
  7. Dragon Dawn
  8. Federation of Worker’s Union of Burmese Citizens in Japan (FWUBC)
  9. GenY For Revolution Japan
  10. Global Myanmar Spring Revolution – Japan
  11. Hope For Youth -Kyushu Japan
  12. International Society of Myanmar Scholars and Professionals (Japan)
  13. Japan Myanmar Future Creative Association (JMFCA)
  14. Japan Myanmar Help Network – JMHN
  15. Kachin Affairs Organizintion -Japan (KAO (Japan)
  16. Kansai Group Japan
  17. Karen National League Japan-KNL
  18. Karenni National Society (KNS)Japan
  19. KnowUsMoreMyanmar (KUM)
  20. Kobe Myanmar Community (KMC)
  21. League For Democracy in Burma (L.D.B Japan)
  22. Mon Youth For Federal Democracy (MYFD)
  23. Myanmar Development Support Group (MDSG)
  24. Myanmar Nationalities’ Support Organization – JP (MNSO)
  25. Myanmar Spring Revolution Japan (MSRJ)
  26. Myanmar Tozan Club (MTC)
  27. Myanmar Youth and Student Association, Japan (MYSA)
  28. Myanmar’s Youth Association Hokkaido (MYAH)
  29. Okinawa Myanmar Association (OMA)
  30. Palaung National Society Japan, PNS-Japan
  31. Palaw Supporting Group – Japan
  32. People’s Hope Spring Revolution (PHSR)
  33. Punnyakari Mon National Society Japan
  34. Revolution Tokyo Myanmar (RTM)
  35. Shan Community in Japan (SCJ)
  36. ShizuYouth For Myanmar
  37. Sone See Yar (Volunteer Group)
  38. Spring Revolution Restaurant ( SRR )
  39. Tai Youths Network Japan (TYNJ)
  40. Try Together At Japan (TTAJ)
  41. Union of Myanmar Citizen Association – Japan
  42. Voice For Justice
  43. We Are One Saga MOSA
  44. We for All
  45. We Support
  46. Yaw Funding Japan
  47. Yokohama Pamphlet Campaign – Myanmar
  48. ဂျပန်ပြည်မှတွဲလက်များ


  1. Global Myanmar Spring Revolution (Korea)
  2. Yaw Funding Korea


  1. Coalition of Rohingya Organisations in Malaysia (CROM)
  2. Palaw Supporting Group – Malaysia
  3. Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committed (RARC), Malaysia
  4. Yaw Funding Malaysia


  1. 5/ of Zaya State Strike
  2. 88 Generation Peace and Open Society
  3. Action Committee for Democracy Development (ACDD)
  4. Action Committee of Basic Education Students (ACBES)
  5. All Aung Myay Thar San Schools Strike Force
  6. All Burma Democratic Face
  7. All Burma Federation of Student Unions (Monywa District)
  8. Alliance of Students’ Union – Yangon (ASU-Yangon)
  9. Anti-Coup Forces Coordination Committee (ACFCC -Mandalay)
  10. Anti-Junta Alliance Yangon-AJAY
  11. ANTS Fundraising Team
  12. Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
  13. Athan – Freedom of Expression Activist Organization
  14. A-Yar-Taw People Strike
  15. Basic Education Branch High School (Maharaungmyay) Students’ Union
  16. Basic Education General Strike Committee (BEGSC)
  17. Basic Education Students and Youth Association -BESYA Central
  18. Basic Education Worker Unions – Steering Committee (BEWU-SC)
  19. Blood Money Campaign
  20. Boycott Military’s Pocket
  21. Burma Human Right Network (BHRN)
  22. Burma Refugee Saving Association (B.R.S.A)
  23. CDM Medical Network (CDMMN)
  24. Chanmyatharzi Township People’s Strike
  25. Chaung Oo Township Youth Strike Committee
  26. Chindwin (West) Villages Women Strike
  27. Civil Information Network (CIN)
  28. Civil Society Organizations Coordination Committee (Monywa)
  29. Coalition Strike Committee – Dawei
  30. Co-operative University Mandalay Students’ Strike
  31. Daung Sitthe Strike
  32. Dawei ( Ashaetaw) Women Strike
  33. Dawei Youths Revolutionary Movement Strike Committee
  34. Democracy Movement Strike Committee – (Dawei) DDMSC
  35. Democracy, Peace and Women’s Organization
  36. Democratic Youth Council -DYC
  37. Depayin Township Revolution Steering Committee
  38. Depayin Women Strike
  39. Dhobama (2021 Generation)
  40. Equality Myanmar
  41. Ethnic Youth General Strike Committee (Mandalay)
  42. Former Political Prisoners and New Generation Group – Monywa
  43. Free Rohingya Coalition
  44. Freedom and Labor Action Group
  45. Future Light Center
  46. Future Thanlwin
  47. Gangaw Women Strike
  48. General Strike Collaboration Committee (GSCC)
  49. General Strike Committee of Basic and Higher Education (GSCBHE)
  50. General Strike Committee of Nationalities (GSCN)
  51. General Strike Coordination Body (GSCB)
  52. Grass-root People
  53. HTY Scout Channel
  54. Human Rights Educators Network
  55. Human Rights Foundation of Monland
  56. Industries Strike
  57. Information & Scout News (Hlaing)
  58. Insein Scout Channel
  59. Justice For Myanmar
  60. Kachin State Civilian Movement-KSCM
  61. Kachin Student Union
  62. Kalay Township Strike Committee
  63. Kalay Women Strike
  64. Kamayut Scout Channel
  65. Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
  66. Karen Youth Network
  67. K’cho Ethnic Association
  68. Kyain Seikgyi Spring Revolution Leading Committee
  69. Kyauktada Strike Committee(KSC)
  70. Kyimyindaing Scout Channel
  71. Lanmadaw,Latha & Pabedan Scout Channel
  72. Latpadaung Region Strike Committee
  73. Legal Aid for Human Rights
  74. LGBT Alliance
  75. LGBT Alliance Myanmar (Kalay Region)
  76. LGBT Alliance Myanmar (Kyaukse Region)
  77. LGBT Community Yangon
  78. LGBT Union – Mandalay
  79. Listen & Donate
  80. Magway People’s Revolution Committee
  81. Maharaungmyay Township People’s Strike
  82. Mandalar University Students’ Strike
  83. Mandalay Alliance Coalition Strike
  84. Mandalay Medical Family (MFM)
  85. Mandalay Strike Force (MSF)
  86. Mandalay Women Strike
  87. Mandalay Youth Strike
  88. Mandalay-Based People’s Strike
  89. Mandalay-Based University Students’ Unions (MDY_SUs)
  90. Matu Burma Foundation
  91. Mayangone News
  92. MayMyo Strike Force
  93. Minority Affairs Institute (MAI Myanmar)
  94. Mon Youth For Federal Democracy (MYFD)
  95. Monywa LGBT Strike
  96. Monywa People’s Strike Steering Committee
  97. Monywa Women Strike
  98. Monywa-Amyint Road Strike Leading Committee
  99. Monywa-Amyint Road Women Strike
  100. Multi-Religions Strike
  101. Mya Taung Strike
  102. Myanmar Institute of Information Technology Students’ Strike
  103. Myanmar Labor Alliance (MLA)
  104. Myanmar Muslim Revolution Force-MMRF
  105. Myanmar People Alliance (Shan State)
  106. Myaung Youth Network
  107. MyaYar Knowledge Tree
  108. Myingyan Civillian Movement Committee
  109. Nar Sin Say
  110. Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma)
  111. Network of University Student Unions – Monywa
  112. 12 Basic Education Branch High School (Maharaungmyay) Students’ Union
  113. NOK Information & Scout Echo
  114. North Dagon & East Dagon News
  115. OCTOPUS
  116. Oway Institute (အိုးဝေ ပညာရေးအဖွဲ့)
  117. Pale Township People’s Strike Steering Committee
  118. Pa-O National Federal Council
  119. People’s Hope Spring Revolution (PHSR)
  120. Progressive Voice
  121. Pyi Gyi Tagon Strike Force
  122. Rangoon Scout Network -RSN
  123. Representative Committee of University Teacher Associations (RC of UTAs)
  124. Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF)
  125. Samgha Sammaga-Mandalay
  126. Save and Care Organization for Ethnic Women at Border Areas
  127. Seinpann Strike
  128. Shwe Pan Kone People`s Strike Steering Committee
  129. Sitt Nyein Pann Foundation
  130. Sone See Yar (Volunteer Group)
  131. South Dagon Scouting Infos (SDG)
  132. Southern Dragon Myanmar
  133. Spring Revolution Restaurant (SRR )
  134. Student Union Representatives Committee-SURC
  135. Tamwe Nway Oo Channel
  136. Taze Strike Commitee
  137. Taze Women Strike
  138. Thaketa & Dawbon Scout Channel
  139. Thakhin Kodaw Mhine Peace Network (Monywa)
  140. Thayat Chaung Women Strike
  141. The 88 Generation Peace and Open Society (Myanmar)
  142. The 88 Generation Peace and Open Society (Monywa)
  143. Townships Information Community – TIC
  144. Twitter Team for Revolution (TTFR)
  145. University Students’ Unions Alumni Force
  146. Volunteers in Myanmar
  147. Wetlet Revolution Leading Committee
  148. Wetlet Twonship Women Strike
  149. White Coat Society Yangon (WCSY)
  150. Women Alliance Burma (WAB)
  151. Yadanabon University Students’ Union (YDNBUSU)
  152. Yangon Public Relations
  153. Yangon Women Strike
  154. Yasakyo Township People`s Strike Steering Committee
  155. Yinmarpin and Salingyi All Villages Strike Committee
  156. Youth for democratization of Myanmar (UDM)
  157. Youth Scout For Democracy (YSD)
  158. Z Fighter News


  1. Netherlands Myanmar Solidarity Platform
  2. Support Group for Democracy in Myanmar (Netherlands)

New Zealand

  1. 8888 Generation (New Zealand)
  2. All Burma Democratic Face in NewZealand
  3. Auckland Kachin Community NZ
  4. Auckland Zomi Community
  5. Burmese Community Group (Manawatu, NZ)
  6. Burmese Rohingya Welfare Organisation New Zealand
  7. Chin Community of Auckland
  8. Citizen of Burma Award -New Zealand
  9. Dunedin Myanmar Community New Zealand
  10. Federal Myanmar Benevolence Group (NZ)
  11. Karenni Society New Zealand
  12. Kayan International Network-New Zealand
  13. Myanmar Community Christchurch New Zealand
  14. Myanmar Engineers-New Zealand
  15. Myanmar Gonye (New Zealand)
  16. Myanmar Students’ Union in New Zealand
  17. National Advocacy Group – New Zealand
  18. Nelson Myanmar Community New Zealand
  19. Netherlands Myanmar Solidarity Platform
  20. New Zealand Doctors for NUG
  21. New Zealand Karen Association
  22. New Zealand Zo Community Inc.
  23. Overseas Mon Association. New Zealand
  24. Rvwang Community Association New Zealand
  25. Save Myanmar Fundraising Group (New Zealand)
  26. Shan Community (New Zealand)
  27. Support Group for Democracy in Myanmar (Netherlands)
  28. Wellington Chin Community ( New Zealand )
  29. Wellington Karenni Community – New Zealand


  1. Aung San Su Kyi Park, Norway
  2. Chin Community in Norway
  3. CRPH Support Group, Norway
  4. Democratic Party for a New Society, Norway
  5. Kachin Association Norway
  6. Karenni Association – Norway
  7. K’cho Ethnic Association
  8. Matu Burma Foundation
  9. Mon Association – Norway
  10. Myanmar Baptist Churches in Norway
  11. Myanmar Catholic Community In Norway
  12. Myanmar Community in Norway
  13. Myanmar Hindu Community – Norway
  14. Myanmar Muslim Organization – Norway
  15. NLD Organization Committee (International) Norway
  16. Norway Falam Community
  17. Norway Matu Community
  18. Norway Rawang Community
  19. Rohingya Community in Norway
  20. Youth for Democratization of Myanmar (UDM)
  21. Zomi Christian Fellowship of Norway
  22. Zomi Community Norway


  1. Association Suisse-Birmanie
  2. International Association, Myanmar-Switzerland (IAMS)


  1. Community Resources Centre Foundation
  2. Dream Hope Goals (DHG)
  3. ETOs Watch Coalition
  4. Friends Against Dictatorship (FAD)
  5. Karen Charity And Social Group
  6. Karen Women’s Group
  7. National Alliance Bangkok
  8. New Power Generation
  9. No Boundary Supporting Group
  10. Palaw Supporting Group – Thailand
  11. Supporting Brothers
  12. Thailand For Burma
  13. The Mekong Butterfly
  14. Yaw Funding Thailand
  15. တွဲလက်ညီထောက်ပို့
  16. နွေဦးတော်လှန်ရေးထောက်ပို့အဖွဲ့
  17. မဟာမြေပြင်ထောက်ပို့ရေးအဖွဲ့
  18. မေတ္တာညီအစ်ကိုပရဟိတအသင်း
  19. ရောင်နီသစ်စီတက်လှမ်းချီ
  20. လူသားချင်းစာနာမှုကူညီထောက်ပံ့ရေးအသင်း
  21. အနာဂတ်အလင်းရောင်ပရဟိတအသင်း
  22. အမှောင်ကိုခွင်းအလင်းရောင်ရှိ

United Kingdom

  1. Burma Campaign UK
  2. With Myanmar UK

United States of America 

  1. Alliance for Democracy in Myanmar (ADM)
  2. Anti Dictatorship in Burma – DC Metropolitan Area ( ADB – DCMA )
  3. Austin Myanmar Community
  4. Boston Free Burma
  5. Burmese American Democratic Alliance
  6. Burmese American Women Alliance
  7. Campaign for a New Myanmar
  8. Chin Community San Francisco Bay Area
  9. EarthRights International
  10. Help Myanmar
  11. Helping Hands for Burma (H2B) USACM
  12. International Campaign for the Rohingya
  13. Kachin Culture and Literature Association
  14. Los Angeles Myanmar Movement (LA2M)
  15. Multi-Ethnic Community
  16. Myanmar Diaspora for Democracy (MD4D)
  17. Myanmar Student Union Skyline College (ABFSU)
  18. New York City Burmese Community (NYCBC)
  19. No Business With Genocide
  20. Save Myanmar (USA)
  21. Save Myanmar San Francisco
  22. Sone Yay Foundation
  23. S. Campaign for Burma
  24. US Advocacy Coalition for Myanmar- USACM
  25. We Support NUG-NB

For more information, please contact: Blood Money Campaign Coalition:  [email protected] ­­

[1]! Block the Myanmar junta’s access to funds, arms, equipment and jet fuel

[2] UN Special Rapporteur Billion Dollar Death

[3] Impact of arms shipped through Singapore on the people of Myanmar SRM_BDDT_IFG_Web (

[4] Htoo Group’s business with the Myanmar military | Justice For Myanmar

[5] Military-linked companies procured USD millions in arms and military equipment | Justice For Myanmar

[6] Myanmar: Deadly Cargo: Exposing the supply chain that fuels war crimes in Myanmar – Amnesty International

[7] UN expert exposes $1 billion “death trade” to Myanmar military | OHCHR

[8] Key Singapore bank UOB moves to cut off Myanmar – Nikkei Asia

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