About the company
Westports is a Malaysian ports and cargo handling company. It allows the Burmese military-owned Myanma Five Star shipping company to use its ports. On 2nd March 2022 the Five Star owned cargo vessel Dawei berthed at the Westports owned port at Port Klaing, Malaysia. Five Star is owned by Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd, which has been sanctioned by the USA, UK, EU and Canada. On 20th January 2022, 6th January 2022, and 26th December 2021 another Five Star vessel, Kengtung, also used the port.
Eddie Lee Mun Tat
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 266, Pulau Indah,
42009 Port Klang
Lloyds List Seasearcher
Notified 3rd March 2022
Added to the Dirty List 10 May 2022
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.”