About the company
Marubeni is a Japanese company with a wide range of businesses operating in Burma. It is involved in the Shweli 3 dam in Northern Shan State. The dam is in a conflict zone, is opposed by local residents and will result in displacement and environmental damage.
Nang San San Aye, a Shan State MP, has stated: “We urge foreign countries to stop promoting and investing in dams in Burma’s war zones. It is fuelling conflict, and undermining efforts to seek peace.”
President and CEO, Marubeni
Tokyo Nihombashi Tower
7-1, Nihonbashi 2-chome
Shan State hydropower project permitted to proceed, Chan Mya Htwe, Myanmar Times, 10th September 2018
Ayeyar Hinthar Holding Company website accessed October 2019
TSYU demand immediate suspension of Shweli 3 Hydropower Project – Ta’ang Students and Youth Union, 4th October 2016
Shan Human Rights Foundation report 2016
Notified 23rd January 2020
Added to the Dirty List 12 May 2020
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.”