Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
For Immediate Release
5th August 2019
Don’t Do Business with Genocide - BROUK Calls for Sanctions on Burmese Military Companies
Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK today welcomed the report from the United Nations Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Burmese military interests. We call on all governments around the world to support their recommendations, including sanctions on Burmese military companies.
“International companies doing business with the military are helping to pay for the genocide against us”, said Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK.
The new report details international companies which are supplying arms to the military, or doing business with companies owned by the military.
Fact Finding Mission Chair Marzuki Darusman stated: “The implementation of the recommendations in this report will erode the economic base of the military, undercut its obstruction of the reform process, impair its ability to carry out military operations without oversight and thus reduce violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, and serve as a form of accountability in the short-term.”
“All those countries which have expressed sympathy and support to the Rohingya now have to follow through and turn words into action,” said Tun Khin. “They need to impose sanctions on military companies. Don’t do business with genocide.” The new report by the United Nations is available here:https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/MyanmarFFM/Pages/Index.aspx
For more information, please contact Tun Khin +44 7888714866.