Japanese brewer Kirin has tightened its donations policy and will facilitate a human rights impact assessment on its operations after an Amnesty International report revealed it donated money to the Burmese military or Tatmadaw. As a result of the donations, Kirin has been listed in Burma Campaign UK’s “Dirty List”.
‘‘This isn’t a question of Kirin changing the way it behaves in Myanmar. The problem is that their business partner is accused of genocide by the United Nations. There is no responsible way that Kirin can operate in Myanmar as long as it is doing business with the military,” said Mark Farmaner, Burma Campaign UK director.