Burma: Release Ten Arakanese Activists, Amend Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Processions Law

Published on Sep 29 2013 // Campaign Update
Targeted Prosecutions of Peaceful Protesters Continue The government of Burma should immediately release ten Arakanese activists convicted of violating Burma’s Law on Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession after protesting a Chinese-led natural gas project in western Burma, four nongovernmental...

Hundreds Protest Pipeline in Burma’s Rakhine State

Published on Apr 19 2013 // Campaign Update, News Update, Slide Show
Hundreds Protest Pipeline in Burma’s Rakhine State
Hundreds of residents protested Thursday against a China-backed petroleum pipeline project in western Burma’s Rakhine state over inadequate compensation and demands that the project developer provide better transportation infrastructure and higher salaries for local workers. Around 400 people gathered...

Shan farmers demand halt to Shwe pipeline

Published on Apr 08 2013 // article, Campaign Update, News Update
Shan farmers demand halt to Shwe pipeline
Photo (SGM) A group of farmers from Shan state issued a public call on Friday demanding that Burma’s government remove sections of the Shwe gas pipeline built on their land.Representatives of the Northern Shan Farmers Committee sent an open letter to the Shan state parliament in Taunggyi citing environmental...

Myanmar to lease 5,600 acres of land for gas pipelines with China

Myanmar to lease 5,600 acres of land for gas pipelines with China
Myanmar will lease more than 5,600 acres of land for connecting crude oil and gas pipelines between Myanmar and China, and local people affected by the project will be compensated, the energy minister said in parliament on November 9. Myanmar to lease 5,600 acres of land for gas pipelines with China The...

Can Burma Solve Energy Gap Via its Asean Connections?

Published on Aug 29 2012 // Campaign Update, Related News, Slide Show
Can Burma Solve Energy Gap Via its Asean Connections?
Burma’s neighbors, long seen as energy predators, could be the key to boosting the country’s power supply. (Photo: Reuters) Burma’s chronic shortage of electricity, which threatens to stymie economic growth, could be eased by pushing for acceleration of plans by the Association of Southeast Asian...

People protest against electricity shortage in Mandalay

Published on May 21 2012 // Campaign Update, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
People protest against electricity shortage in Mandalay
People protest against electricity shortage in Mandalay After frequent electricity cut-off in Mandalay city for several days, people in this former kingdom city protested against power shortage and demanded 24-hour electricity supply every day. Mandalaynites started the protest at 7p.m on 20 May by...

BEWG Press Release: Benchmarks for Investment in Energy, Extractive and Land Sectors in Burma

Published on Mar 22 2012 // Campaign Update, News Update, Related News
BEWG Press Release: Benchmarks for Investment in Energy, Extractive and Land Sectors in Burma
Burma Environmental Working Group Issues Benchmarks for Investment in Energy, Extractive and Land Sectors in Burma Today, the Burma Environmental Working Group (BEWG) – an alliance of grassroots-based organizations – has issued its Benchmarks for Investment in Burma’s Energy, Extractive and Land...

Protesting for Global Day of Action ,1 March 2012

Published on Mar 02 2012 // Campaign Update
Burma (Global Day of Action) jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#ngg-slideshow-14-3006-1").nggSlideshow( {id: 14,fx:"scrollUp",width:280,height:200,domain: "http://www.shwe.org/",timeout:3000}); }); Public protests took place in Kyauk Phyu and Yangon as part of the 7th Global Day of Action...

Traditional Tug-of-War to Launch Arakan’s Shwe Gas Campaign Stopped by Police

Published on Feb 09 2012 // Campaign Update, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Traditional Tug-of-War to Launch Arakan’s Shwe Gas Campaign Stopped by Police
The Shwe Gas Campaign that was launched by a group of Arakanese youths in their traditional tug-of-war or “Rahta-Swe-Bwe” held in Sittwe in western Burma’s Arakan State was forcibly stopped by the police, said a leader of the campaign. Over 100 local youths who were organized by a local campaign...

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...