Kirin has ordered an independent probe into its beer businesses in Burma following pressure from human rights campaigners. The Financial Times says the case underscores the perils for companies operating in one of the world’s riskiest emerging markets.
“There is no doubt that they are bowing to pressure from campaigns, but it looks like what they are doing is to find an excuse to stay in Burma and stay in business with the military,” said Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK. As long as they do, Kirin remains on BCUK’s Dirty List.
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