Kirin Ends Partnership With Myanmar Military After the Army’s Genocide and Coup D’Etat

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: February 5th, 2021 In the wake of past genocide against the Rohingya, ongoing mass atrocities against other ethnic minorities, and recent army coup d’etat, the Myanmar military finally stepped too far for its business partner, Kirin Holdings of Japan. Kirin announced today that it would end its business partnerships with … Read more

World Must Sanction Myanmar Military

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: February 1st, 2021 In the early hours of February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military detained Burmese de facto leader Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from her ruling party. The Myanmar military’s move comes after days of escalating threats to the civilian government by … Read more

35 Organizations Urge Secretary Pompeo to Acknowledge Genocide Against Rohingya Ahead of Donor Conference

October 20, 2020 The Honorable Michael R. PompeoSecretary of StateU.S. Department of State2201 C Street NWWashington, D.C. 20520 Dear Secretary Pompeo, We write to you as 34 organizations deeply concerned about the plight of the Rohingya people. We are grateful that the United States will be co-hosting a global donor conference this month to rally … Read more

Press Release: Kirin Seeking “Alternatives” to its Partnerships with Myanmar Military

Media Release From International Campaign for the Rohingya For Immediate Release: June 5th, 2020 Kirin Seeking “Alternatives” to its Partnerships with Myanmar Military As part of its “strategic review” of its operations in Myanmar, Kirin announced today that it is “exploring alternative structural options” for the ownership of its breweries in Myanmar. Kirin’s breweries in … Read more

How we can pressure Kirin every day from our homes

We can pressure Kirin every day without even leaving our homes. Here’s how to do it. To recap, Kirin is in joint ventures, Myanmar Breweries and Mandalay Brewery, with the Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL), a Burmese military-owned conglomerate. Through its joint ventures, Kirin is legitimizing and funding the Myanmar military as it faces charges … Read more

Press Release: International Community Must Press Myanmar to Comply With International Court of Justice Ruling

Press Release: January 23, 2020 International Community Must Press Myanmar to Comply With International Court of Justice Ruling International Campaign for the Rohingya today welcomed the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for provisional measures to be taken by the government of Burma to prevent what the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar described … Read more

Press Release: Western Union Drops Military Myawaddy Bank As Its Agent

Media Release From Burma Campaign UK and International Campaign for the Rohingya For Immediate Release: Tuesday 7th January 2020 Western Union Drops Military Myawaddy Bank As Its Agent Burma Campaign UK and International Campaign for the Rohingya today welcomed notification from Western Union that it has stopped using the military-owned Myawaddy Bank as one of … Read more

With Its Acquisition, New Belgium Joins the Growing Boycott of Kirin Brands

Press Release: December 18, 2019 With Its Acquisition, New Belgium Joins the Growing Boycott of Kirin Brands International Campaign for the Rohingya deplores the decision yesterday by New Belgium shareholders to approve the company’s acquisition by Japanese mega-brewer Kirin. “With this decision, New Belgium and its flagship beer, Fat Tire, will join the growing boycott … Read more

Press Release: Western Union – Stop Funding Genocide in Burma  

Press Release: Embargoed For: 31st October 2019; 9am US ET Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), Burma Campaign UK, and International Campaign for the Rohingya On the eve of Western Union announcing its 3rd quarter results, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), Burma Campaign UK, International Campaign for the Rohingya, and 33 other organizations today called on Western Union … Read more

Open letter to the UN Secretary General on UN operations in Myanmar

International Campaign for the Rohingya has joined fifteen NGOs on an open letter to the UN Secretary General following the publication of the inquiry into UN operations in Myanmar. The letter calls on the Secretary General to learn from the UN’s past failures in Myanmar and take bold action to strengthen support for human rights … Read more