About the company
M1 Group is a Lebanese investment holding company. Its President, Najib A. Mikati, is a former Prime Minister of Lebanon. It is a major shareholder in Irrawaddy Green Towers, a mobile phone tower company which works for the military joint venture Mytel.
Taha A. Mikati
Omar Daouk Street
Beirut 2020 3315
FMO website accessed August 2019
Irrawaddy Green Towers website accessed August 2019
Notified 8th August 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.”