About the company
Google is an American technology company best known for its search engine. Google owns the Android operating system used on smartphones and tablets, and the Google Play store for applications which can be used on that system.
Google hosts applications created by the Burmese military. This includes one for Min Aung Hlaing, Commander in Chief of the Burmese military, whom United Nations investigators have said should be prosecuted for genocide. It also hosts applications for the Myawady military newspaper, the Ministry of Defence, and military-owned companies.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Cincds (Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services)
Myawady military newspaper
Ministry of Defense
One of several applications for military joint venture Mytel
Military-owned Myawaddy Bank
Notified 16th July 2019
Added to the Dirty List 20 August 2019
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.”