Singapore firm taking Myanmar military conglomerate to court to demand transparency

The action is expected to increase scrutiny of a military whose vast commercial dealings allow it to operate with impunity. PHOTO: AFP
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BANGKOK - A Singapore company plans to sue a Myanmar military conglomerate over its "oppressive" behaviour, alleging that its appeals for greater transparency and accountability for their joint venture have been ignored.

The unprecedented action is expected to increase scrutiny of a military whose vast commercial dealings allow it to operate with impunity, say human rights activists.

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