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'Total' to deprive junta of funds: CEO assures Human Rights Watch

Khalid Umar Malik
22 Jan 2022, 18:06 GMT+10

PARIS, France - TotalEnergies, a French energy behemoth, has asked the US and French governments to approve targeted sanctions against Myanmar's oil and gas revenues, which are the Mayanmar's military leaders' primary source of income.

Total's Chief exec, Patrick Pouyann, said in a letter to Human Rights Watch on Thursday that the company was using all options to stop funding the junta that took over Myanmar's government and its bank accounts, including those that receive hundreds of millions of dollars each year from the Yadana gas field.

Since the takeover, the military has used escalating brutality to suppress opposition, abducting young men and boys, executing health care professionals, and torturing prisoners.

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