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Kirin blasts Myanmar military group's 'unjust' move to end tie-up

Japanese brewer cites violation of venture deal, wants to operate separately

Kirin Holdings operates joint beer venture Myanmar Brewery with military-linked conglomerate Myanma Economic Holdings. 

TOKYO -- Myanma Economic Holdings Ltd. "unjustly" petitioned a Yangon court to end its joint venture with Kirin Holdings in Myanmar, the Japanese beverage company said Wednesday in urging the court to dismiss the filing by the military-linked conglomerate.

MEHL last week filed to dissolve the venture, Myanmar Brewery. Kirin, in its statement, called the move a "violation of the joint venture agreement" as well as of the Southeast Asian nation's laws and regulations.

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