• July 24, 2024

Facing Boycotts, Junta Firm Pushes B Brands

 Facing Boycotts, Junta Firm Pushes B Brands

Photo: Taco Tuinstra

Photo: Taco Tuinstra

Myanmar’s military-owned Myanma Economic Holdings (MEH) has massively increased production of its Red & Blue cigarette brand since 2022, reports Myanmar Now.

Following the 2021 military coup, many consumers and activists opposed to the coup boycotted the two better known military-owned cigarette brands.

Few boycott the Red & Blue brand because it is not widely known that MEH has a role in producing it.

Since 2022, the quantity of Red & Blue cigarettes produced has increased fifteenfold.