Jade and rubies: How Myanmar's military amassed its fortune

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Feb 13, 2021

Jade and rubies: How Myanmar's military amassed its fortune

Mines, banks, petroleum, agriculture, tourism: Myanmar's ruling junta has vested interests in large swaths of the country's economy, providing it a colossal — and closely guarded — fortune that the United States has targeted with sanctions. After last week's coup to oust civilian leader Aung ...

Caterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu linked to mining abuses in Myanmar: report

World Jun 21, 2018

Caterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu linked to mining abuses in Myanmar: report

Caterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu contribute to abuses in Myanmar by selling machinery used by domestic mining companies implicated in land expropriation, environmental destruction and armed conflict, according to a report published on Wednesday. The three companies "appear to be the dominant brands" represented in the ...