Burma Environment Working Group

Published on Jul 30 2011 // Campaign Update
Burma Environment Working Group
The Shwe Gas Movement is a member of the Burma Environment Working Group (BEWG). SGM contributed to BEWG’s comprehensive report on Burma’s environment released in July 2011. The report Burma’s Environment: People, Problems, Policies is available here Download     In this Report Disclaimer:...

ASEAN-level advocacy

Published on Jul 29 2011 // Campaign Update
ASEAN-level advocacy
Shwe Gas Movement is a member of the SAPA Task Force on Extractive Industry. This grouping of ASEAN civil society and community-based organizations is working towards an ASEAN Framework on the Extractive Industries. In May 2011 SGM co-organized a thematic workshop titled “Hydrocarbon and Mineral Extraction...

Inland oil and natural gas blocks opened for exploratory bids

Published on Jul 28 2011 // News Update, Related News
Inland oil and natural gas blocks opened for exploratory bids
Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burma’s Ministry of Energy has invited companies to bid for exploratory rights for oil and natural gas on 18 inland blocks in Central Burma. Companies are invited to make tender offers no later than August 23. If a company finds a productive field, it must then apply for a...

Public Hearing on CSR in ASEAN

Published on Jul 28 2011 // Campaign Update
On May 2nd 2011, Shwe Gas Movement coordinator Wong Aung made a presentation at the “Public Hearing on Corporate Social Responsibility in ASEAN” and event organized in coordination with the ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN Peoples’ Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Public Hearing was attended...

Joint-statement on Business and Human Rights

Published on Jul 27 2011 // Campaign Update
In January 2011 the Shwe Gas Movement signed-on to the “Joint Civil Society Statement on the draft Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” along with 117 other civil society groups and 8 individuals from across the globe. The text of the joint-statement can be found here Download

Burmese Crossroads: Oil & Gas Rush Stokes Civil War

Published on Jul 26 2011 // Featured Analysis
Burmese Crossroads: Oil & Gas Rush Stokes Civil War
On a typical sunny day in 2010, Burmese authorities and their corporate partners from China confiscated Khaing Khaing’s small family plot on Maday island in the Bay of Bengal. The remote and mountainous Southeast Asian island, scorched during equatorial hot seasons and drenched in tropical monsoons,...

OECD Watch 10-year report

Published on Jul 26 2011 // Campaign Update
OECD Watch 10-year report
Shwe Gas Movement was one the 9 co-complainants who submitted a Specific Instance  complaint to the South Korean OECD National Counterpoint (NCP) regarding potential violations of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Corporations by Korean companies Daewoo International and KOGAS. More information...