EU sanctions against two major Myanmar military conglomerates are welcome, but more action is needed
Response to the announcement today of EU sanctions against two military-controlled companies, along with ten members of the military ‘State Administration Council’
Global Witness welcomes UK and US sanctions on Myanmar military businesses
The United Kingdom and United States have today announced sanctions against Myanmar military conglomerate Myanma Economic Holdings Public Company Limited
Global Witness and 148 other organisations call on Chevron to ensure oil and gas projects in Myanmar are not financing military
Today Global Witness joined 148 other organizations in Myanmar and internationally in calling for US oil and gas giant Chevron to ensure that money from its projects in Myanmar does not help finance the murderous military regime that took power in a coup d’état on 1 February
Open letter: Chevron's business operations in Myanmar
We, the undersigned organizations and concerned individuals, call on Chevron and its partners to ensure that payments of royalties and other revenues are not made to Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise until the legitimate and democratically elected government is returned
EU sanctions on individuals responsible for Myanmar’s military coup must go further and target the junta’s economic interests
Today’s announcement of European Union sanctions on 11 members of Myanmar’s military junta are a disappointingly weak and belated response to the February 1 coup
Global Witness response to military crackdown on independent Myanmar media outlets
Global Witness strongly condemns the news announced today on Myanmar state television that Myanmar’s military junta has stripped five independent media organisations of their licences. Mizzima, Myanmar Now, 7-Day, DVB and Khit Thit Media have all been banned from operating and publishing. We also condemn the Monday raiding of Myanmar Now’s offices.
Global Witness calls for tough international response as Myanmar’s military opens fire on civilians
At least 18 people were killed across Myanmar yesterday as soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters in the deadliest day since the military seized power in a February 1 coup
Global Witness response to suspension of Myanmar from EITI in wake of military coup
Today, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) suspended Myanmar in response to the February 1st coup d’état by Myanmar’s military.
New sanctions by UK and Canada on Myanmar military leaders are a step in the right direction but international response must go further in tackling military’s finances
Global Witness is pleased to see that the UK and Canada have joined the United States in placing sanctions on the military leaders responsible for the recent coup in Myanmar. However, these targeted sanctions must be expanded to meaningfully address one of the key sources of power for Myanmar’s military: its extensive business interests.
Global Witness welcomes targeted U.S. sanctions against Myanmar military and calls on international community to follow suit
The U.S. and the international community more broadly should redouble their support to civilians, including their support to human rights defenders, civil society, independent media and vulnerable populations.
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