Should international companies pull investments out of Myanmar? | Inside Story


Protests against last week’s military coup in Myanmar are spreading, despite internet shutdowns and threats of arrests.

International firms are under growing pressure to cut ties with the army’s vast business empire.

Rights groups and the UN have revealed extensive corruption by military-controlled firms, with revenues going directly to army generals and their families.

So will pulling foreign investment be enough to force the coup leaders to bring back civilian rule?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Debbie Stothard – Founder and Coordinator, ALTSEAN-Burma

Ronan Lee – Visiting Scholar, Queen Mary University of London

Tharaphi Than – Associate Professor, Northern Illinois University

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