I wish that the foreign companies would go back to their country and do their business in their land, so the troops will go back to Rangoon –A villager in the Yadana/Yetagun area of Mon State, experienced in Burma’s military-style development: militarisation and subsequent human rights abuses. [a]

While the Shwe Natural Gas Project poses a grave threat to the environment, the culture and the rights of the people of Western Burma in particular, large-scale infrastructure projects such as Shwe also effect the population of Burma as a whole. With expected profits in the billions of US dollars, this project would use foreign funds to further entrench the Burmese military regime, or State Peace and Development Council (SPDC).

Learn More About the SHWE Gas Movement’s Concerns relating to;

Exclusion and Marginalization

Human Rights Abuses

Entrenching Dictatorship

Environmental Degradation