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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military conglomerate files to dissolve Kirin beer venture

Japanese brewer had hoped to replace partner MEHL to stay in business

Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings has been looking to dissolve partnerships with the Myanmar military since it took control of the government in February.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Military-linked conglomerate Myanma Economic Holdings has filed a legal request to end its joint venture with Kirin Holdings, likely dashing the Japanese brewer's hopes to remain in business with a different partner.

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