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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar court rejects dissolution of Kirin brewery joint venture

Japanese company's military partner has means to drag out legal proceedings

Myanmar Brewery is owned 51% by Japanese brewer Kirin, which decided in February to unwind the partnership after Myanmar's military took control of the country.

BANGKOK/YANGON -- A Myanmar court on Wednesday rejected the dissolution of Myanmar Brewery, a joint venture between Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings and Myanma Economic Holdings (MEHL), which has close ties to the Myanmar military.

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