UN report calls for sanctions against Myanmar military businesses

The report by a UN Human Rights Council fact-finding mission identifies 120 companies that it concluded were owned by the military's two conglomerates - the Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited and Myanmar Economic Corporation.
The report by a UN Human Rights Council fact-finding mission identifies 120 companies that it concluded were owned by the military's two conglomerates - the Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited and Myanmar Economic Corporation.PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK - A United Nations report has called for sanctions against the Myanmar military's vast web of companies, which it says are financing an entity that has committed crimes against humanity and allows the military to maintain autonomy from the country's fledgling civilian government.

The 111-page report by a UN Human Rights Council fact-finding mission, released on Monday (Aug 5), identifies 120 companies that it concluded were owned by the military's two conglomerates - the Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) - as well as another 27 closely affiliated businesses.

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