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Burma Campaign UK Says DHL Delivery Service Will Pull Out of Burma


A prominent Burmese rights group says it has learned that the DHL delivery company will discontinue its joint venture with the Burmese government when its current contract expires.

London-based Burma Campaign UK said Tuesday that Germany's Deutsche Post, which owns DHL, has told it that the company will not renew its contract with the state-owned Myanma Post and Telecomms when it expires in December 2006.

Neither Deutsche Post or DHL could be reached to confirm the report.

Burma Campaign UK has persuaded a number of high-profile businesses to end their investments in Burma, in hopes that economic pressure will force the government to restore democracy in the military-ruled Asian nation.

Among the companies that have left Burma are British American Tobacco and WPP, an international advertising firm. Burma Campaign UK is currently trying to get France's Total Oil to end its joint venture with the Burmese government.

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