On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military seized power in a coup d’etat, imprisoning civilian leaders as well as pro-democracy and human rights advocates.
In response to this coup, young people in Myanmar have taken to the streets in a new #CivilDisobedienceMovement (CDM) demanding an end to military rule. They are calling on the international community to impose tough and targeted sanctions, including stopping oil and gas companies from bankrolling the military through their partnerships with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE).
The military is now brutally cracking down, imprisoning, injuring, and killing thousands of peaceful pro-democracy protesters. President Biden has already imposed sanctions on top military leaders and some military-owned companies. But it is vital that President Biden honor CDM’s call for tougher targeted sanctions that stop the flow of money from foreign corporations to the Myanmar military.
It is long past time for President Biden to impose sanctions on Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) as part of stopping oil and gas companies – such as Chevron, Total, Petronas, and Posco – from continuing to bankroll the Burmese military.
Sign our petition urging President Biden to take action to end the flow of money from foreign corporations to Myanmar’s military.