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Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 10:57 AM

Kick the Burmese Military Attaché out of the UK

Kick the Burmese Military Attaché out of the UK Dear John A member of the Burmese military is living in a multi-million pound home in South London.   Captain Soe Aung, a serving officer in the Burmese Navy, is a military attaché. In April he was responsible for …
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 8:51 AM

Will you back a call for action by hundreds of human rights groups in Burma?

Will you back a call for action by hundreds of human rights groups in Burma? Dear John 443 civil society organisations in Burma have written to António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, calling on him to personally spearhead the United Nations response to the…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 7:59 AM

New Campaign Tshirts and free postage this weekend!

New Campaign Tshirts and free postage this weekend! Dear John We have just launched a brand new range of campaign T-shirts, tops and bags.  Every item you buy helps support our campaign to end the dictatorship in Burma. Order this weekend, and you get free po…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 2:40 PM

Why is Bangladesh keeping Rohingya refugee children locked behind barbed wire?

Why is Bangladesh keeping Rohingya refugee children locked behind barbed wire? Dear John In 2017 we watched in horror as around 800,000 Rohingya refugees fled genocidal attacks by the Burmese military.   What most people don’t realise is that the majority of Roh…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 5:09 PM

Stop aid cuts to Burma

Stop aid cuts to Burma Dear John The British government is cutting aid to the world’s poorest, and aid to Burma is in the firing line. British aid to Burma helps keep people alive. It helps the poorest in the country. And thanks to successful campaigns by Bur…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Campaign success: UK and EU impose new sanctions on Burma military

Campaign success: UK and EU impose new sanctions on Burma military Dear John On Monday the UK and EU announced new sanctions targeting more sources of income for the military. They brought in sanctions on the timber and gems industries, which we have been campa…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 3:37 PM

New music video to raise money for refugees

New music video to raise money for refugees Dear John The London Mozart Players and renowned composer Roxanna Panufnik have joined forces to highlight the continuing humanitarian and human rights crisis in Burma/Myanmar after the coup and raise vital funds to h…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
May 19, 2021 at 8:30 AM

Help us stop aid cuts to Burmese people in their greatest hour of need

Help us stop aid cuts to Burmese people in their greatest hour of need Dear John The British government is cutting aid to the world’s poorest, and aid to Burma is in the firing line. British aid to Burma helps keep people alive. It helps the poorest in the cou…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
May 15, 2021 at 7:59 AM

Tell the British government: Don’t cut aid to Burmese people in their greatest hour of need

Tell the British government: Don’t cut aid to Burmese people in their greatest hour of need Dear John The British government is cutting aid to the world’s poorest, and aid to Burma is in the firing line. British aid to Burma helps keep people alive. It helps t…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 8:04 AM

Action Request: EU must sanction Burmese timber and gems industry

Action Request: EU must sanction Burmese timber and gems industry Dear John Timber and gems exports from Burma are worth billions of dollars a year, and now that the military have seized government departments at gunpoint, that money will be going to the militar…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
April 20, 2021 at 6:05 AM

Wear Blue to Draw Attention to Political Prisoners in Burma

Wear Blue to Draw Attention to Political Prisoners in Burma Dear John Wednesday 21st April is Blue Shirt Day for political prisoners. It's the anniversary of the death of U Win Tin, a leader of the democracy movement who famously kept wearing his prison blue shi…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
April 19, 2021 at 1:58 PM

Campaign Success! EU Sanctions Military Companies & News Update

Campaign Success! EU Sanctions Military Companies & News Update Dear John EU sanctions military companies The European Union has finally imposed sanctions on the two big military owned conglomerates, Myanmar Economic Corporation and Myanmar Economic Holdin…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 2:34 PM

Min Aung Hlaing will hate this

Min Aung Hlaing will hate this Dear John Despite the brutal crackdown on protesters since the military coup, people have been using humour to challenge the military, and especially the head of the military, Min Aung Hlaing.   Activists in Myanmar asked us to jo…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
April 7, 2021 at 8:23 AM

Stop training the Burmese military

Stop training the Burmese military Dear John The Burmese military committed genocide against the Rohingya, war crimes and crimes against humanity against other ethnic groups, and now have held another military coup.   Since the coup they have killed more than 5…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
March 25, 2021 at 4:03 PM

Campaign success! UK and USA sanction military companies

Campaign success! UK and USA sanction military companies Dear John UK and USA sanction military companies At last! We had two campaign breakthroughs on the same day, with the UK and USA coordinating the imposition of sanctions against military owned companies. …
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
March 16, 2021 at 8:59 AM

Many more protesters killed as British government still fails to act

Many more protesters killed as British government still fails to act Dear John A bloodbath   Striking workers have played a leading role in resistance to the military coup, and the military is cracking down hard. Yesterday became the bloodiest day so far with r…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
February 20, 2021 at 8:59 AM

Campaign Success! UK to sanction military companies

Campaign Success! UK to sanction military companies Dear John We want to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to email the British government calling on them to sanction military companies. It worked! On Thursday afternoon British Foreign Secretar…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
February 18, 2021 at 2:26 PM

Emergency Action Request – EU might only ban military from taking holidays in EU

Emergency Action Request – EU might only ban military from taking holidays in EU Dear John The European Union have just announced that on Monday 22nd February, EU Foreign Ministers will formally decide their response to the military coup in Burma.   They are ta…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
February 17, 2021 at 10:27 AM

Kick the Burmese Military off Facebook!

Kick the Burmese Military off Facebook! Dear John The Burmese military are using Facebook to recruit soldiers, raise money, and spread their lies and propaganda.   Activists we work with in Burma have had enough. They want the military kicked off Facebook.   Th…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
February 9, 2021 at 1:55 PM

They have started shooting peaceful protesters in Burma

They have started shooting peaceful protesters in Burma Today saw the fourth day of mass protests against the coup which took place last week, and the police and military have started cracking down.  Dear John Violence against protesters Today saw the fourth …
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
February 1, 2021 at 2:18 PM

Burma Military Coup – UK Must Sanction Military Companies

Burma Military Coup – UK Must Sanction Military Companies “We need international help. We need international pressure.” Dear John “We need international help. We need international pressure.”   That is the message Burma Campaign UK received from an activist in…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
February 1, 2021 at 1:56 AM

Military coup in Burma

Military coup in Burma There is devastating news from Burma. The military have launched a coup.  Dear John There is devastating news from Burma. The military have launched a coup.   Aung San Suu Kyi, the President and other political leaders nationwide have bee…
Wai Hnin · [email protected]
January 25, 2021 at 9:29 AM

Why is the British government silent about political prisoners in Burma?

Why is the British government silent about political prisoners in Burma? There was a time when the British government put a lot of pressure on the military regime to free political prisoners but now ... Dear John Despite Aung San Suu Kyi promising to “not arre…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
December 22, 2020 at 8:59 AM

From Jailed to Jailer. Help Free Aung San Suu Kyi’s Political Prisoners

From Jailed to Jailer. Help Free Aung San Suu Kyi’s Political Prisoners Dear John It is disheartening. For years we all campaigned for Aung San Suu Kyi to be freed. She said that once she was in government, she would free all political prisoners. She didn’t ke…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
December 14, 2020 at 10:20 AM

Ask Aung San Suu Kyi to Free Political Prisoners

Ask Aung San Suu Kyi to Free Political Prisoners Dear John It is disheartening. For years we all campaigned for Aung San Suu Kyi to be freed. She said that once she was in government, she would free all political prisoners. She didn’t keep her word. Today, af…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
December 10, 2020 at 8:59 AM

Guess what? The British government isn’t doing something it should be doing. Again.

Guess what? The British government isn’t doing something it should be doing. Again. Dear John There is finally a chance to secure justice for the Rohingya. For the first time ever, the Burmese military are in court for their crimes. They are facing charges of…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
December 4, 2020 at 8:59 AM

Will you add a political prisoner to your Christmas card list?

Will you add a political prisoner to your Christmas card list? Dear John As Christmas approaches there are almost 230 political prisoners in jail in Burma. They won’t be able to spend Christmas in their own home with their families. Many of them were …
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
November 21, 2020 at 8:29 AM

Your Christmas shopping can raise funds for Burma! (UK only)

Your Christmas shopping can raise funds for Burma! (UK only) Dear John Most of us are doing a lot more online shopping these days, but did you know that whenever you shop online, you could be raising money to help the campaign for human rights in Burm…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
November 19, 2020 at 8:29 AM

Election results

Election results Dear John Here is a quick update following the elections held in Burma.   Election results As expected, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has won a landslide election victory. A welcome development was that the pro-military Union …
Anna Roberts · [email protected]
November 6, 2020 at 1:06 PM

Burma’s 2020 Election - A Step Forward or a Step Back?

Burma’s 2020 Election - A Step Forward or a Step Back? Dear John This Sunday, 8 November, Burma will hold its general election.   The election is being hailed by some as the next big step in Burma’s transition to democracy. Certainly, after more than fifty years…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
October 9, 2020 at 10:34 AM

Campaign success! Shipping giant Maersk to stop using military ports in Burma

Campaign success! Shipping giant Maersk to stop using military ports in Burma Dear John Yesterday we received notification from Maersk, the biggest shipping company in the world, that they will no longer use military-owned ports in Burma. These p…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
September 9, 2020 at 10:55 AM

They shoot children. Does your lager fund them?

They shoot children. Does your lager fund them? Dear John You might have seen Kirin Ichiban lager on sale in bars, pubs and supermarkets. Kirin lager is made by a Japanese company, which operates all over the world. In Burma, Kirin are in two joint venture bre…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
August 18, 2020 at 8:45 AM

Boycott Kirin Ichiban! In Business with the Burmese Military

Boycott Kirin Ichiban! In Business with the Burmese Military Dear John You might have seen Kirin Ichiban lager on sale in bars, pubs and supermarkets. Kirin lager is made by a Japanese company, which operates all over the world. In Burma, Kirin are in two join…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
August 5, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Campaign Success! British Company to Stop Managing Military Port

Campaign Success! British Company to Stop Managing Military Port Dear John We are pleased to be writing to you with good news. A British company, Portia, has informed Burma Campaign UK that it will stop managing a Burmese military-owned port in Rangoon/Yangon wh…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 1:38 PM

The wrong sanctions

The wrong sanctions Dear John Yesterday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced sanctions against 49 people from Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Burma because of their links to human rights violations. The sanctions mean these individuals would …
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
June 5, 2020 at 2:47 PM

Kirin are feeling the pressure – Tell them to stop funding the Burmese military

Kirin are feeling the pressure – Tell them to stop funding the Burmese military Dear John Japanese Brewery Kirin are on our ‘Dirty List’ of companies funding the Burmese military. They are in two joint ventures with the Burmese military, producing the best-sell…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
May 1, 2020 at 4:26 PM

Urgent Action for Refugees and IDPs in Burma

Urgent Action for Refugees and IDPs in Burma Dear John Burma’s government is making it harder to protect the most vulnerable against COVID-19.   For decades, the Burmese military has prioritised military spending over health spending, leaving Burma in a very we…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
April 21, 2020 at 6:29 AM

Have you got your Blue Shirt on?

Have you got your Blue Shirt on? Dear John Today people all over the world will be wearing blue to raise awareness about Burma’s forgotten political prisoners, and in solidarity with those activists in jail for supporting human rights and democracy. …
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
April 18, 2020 at 2:16 PM

Wear Blue for Burma’s Forgotten Political Prisoners

Wear Blue for Burma’s Forgotten Political Prisoners Will you wear a blue shirt for Burma’s political prisoners? Dear John There are almost 200 political prisoners in jail in Burma. Almost 400 more activists face trial and possible detention at a futu…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
April 8, 2020 at 1:19 PM

Urgent Action for Refugees and IDPs in Burma

Urgent Action for Refugees and IDPs in Burma Dear John Burma’s government is making it harder to protect the most vulnerable against COVID-19.   For decades, the Burmese military has prioritised military spending over health spending, leaving Burma in a very we…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
April 1, 2020 at 11:26 AM

What happens when coronavirus hits Rohingya refugee camps?

What happens when coronavirus hits Rohingya refugee camps? Dear John There are more than a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, with 855,000 of them living in squalid and cramped conditions in a refugee camp. So far, there are no reported cases of coronavir…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
March 5, 2020 at 7:59 PM

Tell Kirin to stop funding genocide!

Tell Kirin to stop funding genocide! Dear John Kirin is a Japanese brewery which operates worldwide. They make Kirin lager sold in the UK, and distribute the popular Casillero del Diablo wine brand. In Burma they are in not just one, but two joint ventures wit…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
February 20, 2020 at 12:34 PM

Why does the EU avoid calling the Rohingya by their name?

Why does the EU avoid calling the Rohingya by their name? Dear John The government and military in Burma do not accept that the Rohingya exist. How did some EU officials respond to this? By not even using the word Rohingya. The Burmese government does not acce…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
February 10, 2020 at 11:07 AM

Tell the EU to stop backing down to racist demands of the Burmese government

Tell the EU to stop backing down to racist demands of the Burmese government Dear John The government and military in Burma do not accept that the Rohingya exist. How did some EU officials respond to this? By not even using the word Rohingya. The Burmese gover…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
January 15, 2020 at 4:11 PM

UK welcomes genocide case at ICJ

UK welcomes genocide case at ICJ Dear John Another campaign success!  In December, The Gambia brought charges of genocide of the Rohingya to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Since then we have been campaigning for the UK government to support the case.…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
January 8, 2020 at 12:36 PM

Campaign Success!

Campaign Success! Dear John Last night we got an email from Western Union, the global financial transfer company, confirming that they would stop doing business with a bank in Burma owned by the Burmese military.    Since we first put Western Union on our ‘Dirt…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
December 19, 2019 at 2:33 PM

59 countries support taking Burma to court for genocide, but not the UK

59 countries support taking Burma to court for genocide, but not the UK Dear John Last week we saw astonishing scenes at the International Court of Justice. The Gambia brought forward charges of genocide of the Rohingya to the court. For the first time in more t…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
December 11, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi defends military facing charges of Genocide

Aung San Suu Kyi defends military facing charges of Genocide Dear John For the last two days, I have been at The Hague to hear the case of genocide brought by The Gambia against Burma at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and to support the Rohingya and B…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
November 6, 2019 at 8:59 AM

Campaign success!

Campaign success! Burma Campaign UK News Update Dear John Campaign success!   Great news! Following our campaign, the Department for International Development (DFID), Britain’s aid ministry, has told its partners not to spend UK aid mo…
Burma Campaign UK · [email protected]
November 1, 2019 at 12:21 PM

A year in Jail with Hard Labour for Telling Jokes about the Military

A year in Jail with Hard Labour for Telling Jokes about the Military Dear John On 30th October, five student activists were sentenced to one year’s imprisonment with hard labour for criticising the military in their satirical performance.   Kay Khaing Tun, Zayar…