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About the SHWE Gas Movement

by Michael last modified 2006-11-13 22:56

The Shwe Gas Movement (SGM) is made up of individuals and groups of people from western 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. AASYC is rooted in Arakan State and has offices in Thailand and Bangladesh.

Currently, the movement includes a campaign committee and network in India that involves journalists, professors, lawyers, NGO workers, and concerned individuals from both India and Burma. A similar network is based in 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.

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 stopped 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

Topics in this section:


* The SHWE Gas Movement:
* The Shwe Project: All about the ongoing exploration, drilling, and exploitation of "Shwe" gas off the coast of Arakan State in Western Burma.
* Campaign Goals: Why postponing the exploitation of this gas is a high priority for the people of Burma and the international community.

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

Take action:

* Take Action: Learn what you can help stop the ongoing Shwe Project and help the people of Burma.

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