Apple CEO Tim Cook has pledged to support aid groups in Myanmar, calling the recent coup there an “urgent reminder” about standing together against racism.
Following the Myanmar military’s ousting of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, there have been mass public protests in the country. Tim Cook has now added Apple’s voices to those of President Biden and organizations such as the United Nations, in condemning the violence.
The rising violence against the Asian community is a painful & urgent reminder that we must unite against racism in all its forms. There is no place for hate in our society. The team at Apple stands together & we will be donating to groups providing support to those affected.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 15, 2021
As with previous pledges of financial support to aid and humanitarian causes, Cook did not specify either which groups or how much money Apple would donate. Apple does regularly contribute one-off donations to such causes, though, and it is currently funding an ongoing Racial Equality and Justice Initiative with $100 million across the US.