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Bangladesh wants 'firm Indian policy on Burma-Bangladesh-India (tri-nation) gas pipeline'

by admin — 2008-11-13 20:21

Iftekhar Ahmed, From Narinjara News : 4/23/2006 : The installation of tri-nation gas pipeline of US$ 1.0 billion for carrying Burmese gas to India through Bangladesh territory needs India's resolution to moving forward.

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Sino-Burma pipeline will set off more relocations

by admin — 2008-11-13 20:20

From Shan Herald Agency : 22 April 2006 : The 1996-98 forced relocations of 300,000 people from southern Shan State will pale into insignificance in comparison to the one this year when the construction of the oil pipeline linking Arakan State's port of Akyab (Sittwe) with China's Kunming is expected to start, warns a senior Shan ceasefire officer.

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Activists nabbed in rally at embassy

by admin — 2008-11-11 14:30

From Bangkok Post : 19 Apr 2006 : Around 30 Burmese activists including students were arrested yesterday while protesting in front of the South Korean embassy in Bangkok against the participation of Korean companies in a gas pipeline project in Burma.

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Myanmar gas heat on Delhi

by admin — 2008-11-11 14:30

OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, From New Delhi : April 19, 2006 : When he was 10, Wong Aung was forced to carry bamboo and build roads for Myanmar's military junta. At 20, studying electrical engineering and drawn into the democracy movement, he was beaten by soldiers with rifle butts.

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Korean firms to mine copper in Myanmar

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From The Korea Herald : Tuesday, April 18, 2006 : A consortium of Korean companies is pushing to participate in a Canadian company's copper mine development project in Myanmar.

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S Korean Investment in Burma Sparks International Protests

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

Khun Sam, From The irrawaddy : April 18, 2006 : Demonstrators gathered at South Korean embassies and offices of Daewoo International Corp around the world on Tuesday to demand the country stop all investment in the proposed project in military-ruled Burma's Shwe gas fields.

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Shwe Gas activists mark International Day of Action worldwide

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

Nem Davies, From Mizzima News : April 18, 2006 : Marking the International Day of Action on the proposed Shwe Gas pipeline projects, over 100-activists staged a protest demonstration against all the investment partners in Burma today at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

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Malaysian police arrest 82 Myanmar protesters over Daewoo gas project

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From Agence France Presse : Tue 18 Apr 2006 : Malaysian police on Tuesday arrested 82 activists, mostly from Myanmar but including one Australian, who demonstrated against South Korea's Daewoo International which is exploring gasfields off Myanmar's coast.

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China gives green light to Myanmar oil pipeline

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From BEIJING (AFP) : April 18, 2006 : China's planning ministry has approved an oil pipeline linking Myanmar's deep-water port of Sittwe to Kunming in the landlocked southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, state press said Monday.

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Burma Activists protesting against Daewoo arrested

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

Mungpi & Mi Mi, From Mizzima News : April 18, 2006 : The Thai police today arrested and detained 20 Burmese activists protesting outside the South Korean Embassy in Bangkok against Daewoo International Corporation's investment in oil and natural gas exploration in Burma.

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Malaysian police arrest 82 Myanmar protesters over Daewoo gas project

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From KUALA LUMPUR : 18 April, 2006 : Malaysian police on Tuesday arrested 82 activists, mostly from Myanmar but including one Australian, who demonstrated against South Korea's Daewoo International which is exploring gasfields off Myanmar's coast.

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Indian geo-politics experts meet Shwe gas activists

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

Nem Davies, From Mzzima News : April 17, 2006 : A two-day seminar at the Gandhi Peace Foundation began today with over 45-participants including Indian geo politics experts, legal experts, civil societies group, environmentalists, Indian women activists, Indian North East gas campaign activists and Burmese democracy activists.

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Oil, gas sector dominates foreign investment in Myanmar

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From Xinhua General News Servic : 10 Apr 2006 : The oil and natural gas sector is dominating Myanmar's foreign investment with 2.635 billion U.S. dollars out of a total of 7.785 billion dollars of contracted foreign investment as of January this year since 1988 when the country opened to such investment, according to the latest statistics of the Foreign Investment Commission.

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India studying options of pipeline thru north-eastern states

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From STAFF REPORTER : April 08 2006 : India is studying the options of a pipeline through its north-eastern states and shipping gas as LNG/CNG from Mayanmar since the proposed pipeline via Bangladesh - the cheapest mode - is practically a dead issue, The Times of India reported recently.

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India to skip Bangladesh to tap Myanmar gas

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

Pallab Bhattacharya, From New Delhi : Fri, April 07, 2006 : India has decided to bypass Bangladesh in its desperate bid to import natural gas from Myanmar and begun the process for an alternative route for receiving the hydrocarbon.

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India decides to bypass Bangladesh to get Myanmar gas

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From New Delhi : April 6, 2006 : With Bangladesh maintaining "negative" attitude with regard to the proposed India-Myanmar gas pipeline passing through its territory, India has decided to by-pass the neighbouring country and started the process for making alternate arrangements for receiving the hydrocarbon.

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Russia, Myanmar agree to step up ties

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From Bureau Report : Apr 04,2006 : Moscow, Apr 04: Russia and Myanmar on Monday agreed to step up cooperation, including in the oil sector, during the highest-ranking visit here in four decades from the military-ruled nation.

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Russia, Myanmar to enhance oil cooperation

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From Beijing Time : 2006-04-04 : Russia and Myanmar are to develop strategic cooperation, particularly in the oil sector, said Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov during his meeting with visiting Myanmar's Vice-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Maung Aye in Moscow on Monday.

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Burma's deputy leader in Russia

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From BBC NEWS : 3 April 2006 : A high-level Burmese team has arrived in Moscow for what Burmese media describe as a goodwill visit. The delegation is led by the No 2 leader of the Burmese military government, Maung Aye, and includes Foreign Minister Nyan Win.

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Myanmar privatizes nearly 200 state-owned enterprises in 10 years

by admin — 2008-11-11 15:32

From KN News Desk : April 03, 2006 : Myanmar has priviatized 194 state-owned enterprises (SOE) as of March this year since the country started the move in 1995, the Weekly Eleven News reported Monday.

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