June 30, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY: NOTICE FOR PLANNING DESKS

Named and Shamed – on August 24th 2004 The Burma Campaign UK will be publishing an updated version of its ‘Dirty List’ of companies helping to finance Burma’s Military Dictatorship

The 2003 edition of the ‘Dirty List’ received national and international media coverage, and was commended in the British Parliament. It prompted several companies to either withdraw from Burma or review their operations there, including WPP, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Carnival/P&O. All have now cut their links with Burma.

Following extensive new research, including undercover trips inside Burma, more than 20 new companies are expected to be added to the ‘Dirty List’. The list will mainly feature British companies, or foreign companies with a presence in the UK.

Companies already on the ‘Dirty List’ and expected to feature again include Total Oil, Lonely Planet, DHL/Deutsche Post, Orient Express, Suzuki, and Hutchison Whampoa and its subsidiaries, which include 3 Mobile.

Advance copies of the list will be available to the media.

For more information contact Mark Farmaner, Media Officer, on 020 7324 4713

 


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