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Burma Dirty List Update

Jun 15

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In June Burma Campaign UK updated their list of companies helping to finance the dictatorship.

In June Burma Campaign UK (BCUK) updated their 'dirty list' of companies that are directly or indirectly helping to finance Burma’s brutal military dictatorship. BCUK call on people to contact companies listed to sever business ties with Burma. And, where appropriate, let them know you'll be boycotting their products until they do.


Major companies named and shamed include, BBC Worldwide, Toyota, Qantas, TATA (owner of LandRover and Jaguar), TOTAL Oil, Orient Express, Kuoni, Schlumberger, Lonely Planet, Daewoo, China National Offshore Oil Corp and Hutchison Whampoa, owner of 3 Mobile.


If you're surprised to see BBC Worldwide there it's due to a recent 75% stake in Lonely Planet travel guides. Lonely Planet vigorously defends its publication of a guide to Burma, despite Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese democracy movement's call for tourists to stay away. Tourism is a vital source of income to the military junta. According to BCUK, BBC Worldwide maintains that Lonely Planet will continue to publish its Burma guidebook.

“In an age where companies like to claim they behave ethically, this list exposes those corporations for whom corporate responsibility is just a hollow public relations exercise,” said Johnny Chatterton, Campaigns Officer of the Burma Campaign UK.


Since the Dirty List was first published six years ago over 100 companies have withdrawn from Burma including PwC, Rolls Royce, DHL, Swiss Re and Willis.


View the full Dirty List


1 comment(s) so far...

Re: Burma Dirty List Update

Let us boycot products produced by companies included in the Dirty List.

By Rafael P. Creencia on   23/12/2009 23:56


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