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Lords of Jade

Myanmar’s jade business may be the biggest natural resource heist in modern history. The sums of money involved are almost incomprehensibly high and the levels of accountability are at rock bottom. One of the most dominant and dangerous groups involved is a collection of companies controlled by Myanmar’s most famous drug lord, Wei Hsueh Kang. This report shows how Wei Hsueh Kang and his associates, following the template of terrorists, kleptocrats and mafia the world over, have used a web of opaque company structures to build, and disguise, a jade empire.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Lords of Jade
  • Extractive industries
  • Extractive industries revenue
  • Human rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright Yes
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Global Witness investigates and campaigns to change the system by exposing the economic networks behind conflict, corruption and environmental destruction.

Version / Edition 1.0
License Creative Commons Attribution

Global Witness Lloyds Chambers 1 Portsoken Street London E1 8BT United Kingdom

Author (corporate) Global Witness
ISBN number ISBN 978-0-9933597-0-5
Publisher Global Witness
Publication date 2015
Pagination 36 pages
Date uploaded October 19, 2016, 05:51 (UTC)
Date modified January 5, 2020, 15:36 (UTC)