About the company
Western Union has contracted Myawaddy Bank as an agent for money transfers. Myawaddy Bank is owned by Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings, which is for the benefit of and controlled by the military.
Western Union Financial Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 6036
Englewood, CO 80155
(Notified 5th November 2018)
Western Union website October 2018. (Although here they call a Myawaddy Bank Branch MWD Mandalay, the address is that of a Myawaddy Bank Branch
Myawaddy Bank website October 2018
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”