SGM Burmese site now available

Published on Jan 09 2012 // Campaign Update
SGM Burmese site now available
Shwe Gas Movement’s website is now available in Burmese! The site is available by going to the English website and clicking on the “Burmese Version” Link on the top right hand corner or clicking here (http://burmese.shwe.org/).

SGM featured on U.S. Campaign for Burma Blog

Published on Jan 09 2012 // Campaign Update
Short excerpt: “Along with his colleagues, Wong Aung, the coordinator at the Shwe Gas Movement spoke to us not only about their concerns and the devastating impacts regarding the construction of the pipelines but also their demands for a more accountable and transparent process involving local...

SGM Now on Twitter

Published on Dec 19 2011 // Campaign Update
SGM Now on Twitter
“Follow Us” on Twitter @shwegas for updates and news at http://twitter.com/shwegas

EarthRights Press Release: Norway Remains Complicit in Burma Abuses

Published on Dec 12 2011 // Campaign Update, News Update
EarthRights International release a Press Release last Friday on Norway’s Ministry of Finance complicity in abuses in Burma through continued investments in PetroChina despite the recommendation from their Council of Ethics to divest. To read the press release, please visit: http://www.earthrights.org/campaigns/norway-remains-complicit-burma-abuses

SGM Press Release: Activists condemn Norway’s refusal to heed Council of Ethics’ warning on pipeline investments in Burma

Published on Dec 09 2011 // Campaign Update
SGM Press Release: Activists condemn Norway’s refusal to heed Council of Ethics’ warning on pipeline investments in Burma
Shwe Gas Movement respond’s to Norway’s Ministry of Finance’s decision to endorse PetroChina against the its Council of Ethics recommendation. To download the Press Release in English click here. Burmese translation forthcoming. To read the Council of Ethics 2010 recommending divestment...

Norway – Government Pension Fund Global: The Ministry of Finance does not exclude PetroChina

Published on Dec 07 2011 // Campaign Update, News Update
Norway – Government Pension Fund Global: The Ministry of Finance does not exclude PetroChina
The Ministry of Finance has decided not to follow a recommendation from the Council on Ethics for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) to exclude the company PetroChina Co. Ltd. from the fund’s investment universe. On 26 May 2010, the Council on Ethics for the GPFG recommended to the Ministry...

Korean Civil Society Release Joint Statement Against the Shwe Gas Project

Published on Dec 05 2011 // Campaign Update, Slide Show
Korean Civil Society Release Joint Statement Against the Shwe Gas Project
Korean civil society groups issued a joint statement on November 30th in solidarity with the Shwe Gas Movement against the Shwe Gas Project. Korean company, Daewoo International has 51% ownership in the Shwe Natural Gas Fields and 25% ownership in the Onshore Natural Gas Pipeline. The Korean group that...

Announcing SGM’s Next Global Day of Action!

Published on Dec 01 2011 // Campaign Update
Announcing SGM’s Next Global Day of Action!
Shwe Gas Movement and our allies will hold a Global Day of Action next March 1, 2012 to unite our voices against the Shwe Gas Project, which will be Burma’s largest source of foreign revenue, for its detrimental impacts on the community. We must stand up against projects like the Shwe Gas Project...

Over 10 Activists for 24-Hour Electricity in Arakan State Detained

Published on Nov 23 2011 // Campaign Update, News Update, Related News
Over 10 Activists for 24-Hour Electricity in Arakan State Detained
Sittwe: Over ten campaigners for 24-hour electricity in Arakan State have been detained in Sittwe by police since yesterday for interrogation about their activities for the campaign, said one activists who evaded detention. Campaign Poster for 24 hours electricity in Arakan.  Among the ten...

SGM’s Memo to the Business and Human Rights Resource Center

Published on Nov 19 2011 // Campaign Update
SGM’s Memo to the Business and Human Rights Resource Center
Shwe Gas Movement’s “Sold Out” report was recently profiled on the Business and Human Rights Resource Center. Out of the 13 companies that were asked to respond to our report, only three (CITIC, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Korea Gas Corporation) responded to our report. To see our...