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This month’s bulletin covers:
• Rights Groups Call for China to Halt Construction of Pipeline in Burma
• China must halt oil and gas pipeline projects in Burma (Editorial)
• CNPC starts China-Burma Oil pipeline construction with abuses
• Why Dealing with Burma Is a Very Bad Idea
• Army continues forced labour along gas pipeline in Burma’s Mon State
• Photos of protests against China-Burma oil and gas pipelines
• Singapore firm inks massive Myanmar gas deal
• Burmese Junta Confiscates Public Oil Wells and Refinery for Chinese Company
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OilWatch Southeast Asia Statement to Call for ASEAN Governments Support
to Stop Oil and Gas Exploitation and Burmese Human Right Violation .
Realizing the ASEAN Energy Ministers Meeting in Burma which is being held in Mandalay in this week that ultimately would set out the ambitious directions for the future development in Burma, the OilWatch Southeast Asia has a great concern on the overall situation, economically, politically, socially and environmentally, considering the already over exploitation of the natural resources within the country.
Besides the meeting, it has marked the ASEAN Plus 6 which recognizes the official involvement of Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand in Burma’s energy development. A number of papers relating to a range of energy issues in Global and regional level will be read out at the meeting.
Oil Watch SEA is a network of Southeast Asian environmental NGOs, with our missions to encourage sustainable use of energy resources under the sustainable development goal in all economic, environmental and social dimensions.
We call for and urging governments to keep fossil fuels, particularly, oil and gas underground, realizing the current and increasing threats of climate change and its significant evidenced impacts on ecological systems and all lives on earth.
New York and Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed CNOOC behind series of abuses on oil exploration project, says report
BANGKOK – An unregulated scramble for oil and gas by Chinese companies in Burma is exacerbating poverty and creating a potential environmental and security flashpoint that could have repercussions throughout the region, a study released today revealed.
“Blocking Freedom”, a damning new report by environmental and human rights group Arakan Oil Watch said that Chinese companies have been working together with Burma’s military regime to confiscate land and farms, and damage crops and destroy livelihoods by polluting soil and waterways as they search for the oil that will fuel China’s economic development.
“Corporations and their supporting governments engaged in the oil and gas sector in Burma must ensure they follow international standards on local people’s rights, and ensure environmental and revenue transparency,” said Jockai Khaing, director of Arakan Oil Watch. “Until then, we are demanding that they stop oil and gas exploration in Burma.”