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Japan: Examine Kirin for paying the Myanmar army in the midst of Rohingya ethnoclear.
Later Kirin acknowledged that a $6,000 contribution was made that day. Mr. Min Aung Hlaing said some of the funds would go towards "security and government services personnel" working in the state of Rakhine. It' s unbelievable that any foreign investors would donate to Myanmar's army at a moment when these very powers were conducting the raheingya people' rahein gya ethnically-clearance.
By 2015, Kirin had acquired 55% of the shares in Myanmar Brewery, the country's biggest brewery, for $560 million. One mighty agglomerate held by servants and former members of the armed forces, Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL, also known as Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited), holds the other. The Myanmar authorities approved the investment of a further USD 4 million for a 51% interest in Mandalay Brewery in a stand-alone UMEHL jointventure on August 29, 2017.
With this investment Kirin will control 80% of the expanding Myanmar beermarket. irin is a large brewery which, together with its own brand names, operates the Australian and New Zealand Lion drinks group. Contributions were made at a period when the world' s press was inundated with stories of Myanmar's Burmese anti-Rohingya terrorist force's horrors of men, woman and kids, many of whom had already fled to neighboring Bangladesh.
Extensive international reports on these were made, but even afterwards, on 23 September and 3 October 2017, Kirin made further contributions to the Rakhine state government. However, Kirin's claims that the funds did not go to the army are refuted by open sourcecodes, which include testimonies from Myanmar's commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
That was a fortnight after the recent Rakhine state crises began, when a string of assaults by the gun group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) took place on 25 August 2017. However, he wrote on Facebook on September 11 about a special event in which UMEHL and 18 of its JV companies contributed another $19,200 to the war.
But Kirin did not state whether she had also helped at that time. The Bangladeshi administration submitted a letter of formality to the Myanmar administration regarding its use. Kirin said Myanmar Brewery "never made any donation to support civilian activities in the state of Rakhine or elsewhere, either directly or through[U]MEHL.
" Mr Kirin also explained that the UMEHL partnering with UMEHL has a provision expressly prohibiting the use of Myanmar Brewery money for warfare. Under pressure Kirin said that the conditions of this arrangement were intimate. It is also not certain whether such contributions will be funded by Kirin's UMEHL JVA.
"Through donations to the Rakhine state armed forces and/or the Rakhine state government, Myanmar Brewery risks a deterioration in the humanitarian status of Rohingya and other ethnic groups that have long been discriminated against. Kirin's responsibilities for ensuring compliance with the principles of the United Nations Economic and Social Guidelines have been set out. According to this globally recognised international norm, businesses like Kirin have a duty to comply with all aspects of fundamental freedoms wherever they work.
To meet this commitment, businesses must make sure that their operations do not cause or help to prevent violations of people' s rights. Businesses should determine and evaluate their impact, whether real or real, on people through a risk-based due diligence assessment. She has also declared that all contributions will be suspended.
"It is too little, too little, too little, to carry out an immediate revision on the basis of a four-month post-deceptive donation period. It is too little, too little, too little, to carry out an interim revision on the basis of a four-month post-deceptive donation period.
It is a booklet example of why businesses need to carry out a due-diligence of their own people. It is also Japan's responsibility to make sure that its businesses in Myanmar do not cause or help violations of people' s dignity. They should also ask Japan to carry out due-diligence on Japanese businesses before making any investment or doing anything in Myanmar.
The Japanese government formally declared its intent to draw up a National Business and Human Rights Action Plan (NAP) in 2016.