Myanmar coup: Beer giant Kirin pulls out of partnership




Japanese beer giant Kirin said it is pulling out of a partnership in Myanmar which it runs with a conglomerate linked to the country’s military.

The company has a joint venture with Myanmar Economic Holdings, which is overseen by commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

On Monday, he led a military coup which seized control of the government.

In a statement on Friday, Kirin said it was “deeply concerned by the recent actions of the military in Myanmar”.

Kirin is one of the world’s biggest brewing companies, owning brands like Kirin and Tooheys, as well as a major stake in San Miguel and a number of craft beers brewed in the UK and US.

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