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About the SHWE Gas Movement

The Shwe Gas Movement (SGM) is made up of individuals and groups of people from Burma who are affected by the plans to extract natural gas from Arakan State as well as regional and international friends who share our concerns.

SGM was initiated in late 2002 by the All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress (AASYC) with the support of Arakan leaders and grassroots communities.

Now, the movement includes a campaign committees in India and  Bangladesh. In addition, since the beginning of 2005, the Arakan Oil Watch has been providing a monthly Shwe Gas Bulletin as part of the movement. The Shwe Gas Movement has a coordinating centre in Thailand and is made up of four member organizations:

  • Shwe Gas Movement-India                                                                                                                              

  • Shwe Gas Movement-Bangladesh

  • All Arakan Students and Youth Congress

  • Arakan Oil Watch

Several civil society organisations, including the Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM), Imagination for International Solidarity (IIS), EarthRights International (ERI), the Anti Gas Pipeline Campaign in Mizoram and the Other Media (India), the Students and Youth Against the Plundering of Oil and Gas from Bangladesh, and other international partners cooperate with the Shwe Gas Movement in information sharing, awareness raising, public actions, and other activities.

We assert that the extraction of natural gas must be suspended until the people of Burma, through a democratically-elected government, can decide on the use of their natural resources.

Learn More About the SHWE Gas Movement

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Learn more about:

  • SHWE Stakeholders: Parties with direct or indirect interest in the processes and outcomes of this development project.

  • The Issues: The four main issues driving the SHWE Gas Movement's campaign.

  • The Latest News: Stay abreast of the most recent SHWE Gas Movement-related news

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