Burma: Foreign Investment Finances Regime - Companies Should Condemn Crackdown

Author: Human Rights Watch, Published on: 2 October 2007

Chinese, Indian, Thai, and other companies doing business in Burma should ensure their operations do not contribute to or benefit from human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today... “Companies doing business in Burma argue their presence is constructive and will benefit the Burmese people, but they have yet to condemn the government’s abuses against its own citizens,” said Arvind Ganesan, director of the Business and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch... Sales of natural gas account for the single largest source of revenue to the military government... [refers to investments by Total, Unocal (now Chevron), PTT Exploration and Production Co Ltd (PTTEP, part of PTT), Petronas, Nippon Oil, Daewoo International, Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, Oil and Natural Gas Co (ONGC), ONGC Videsh (part of ONGC); proposed investments by Sinopec, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)]

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Related companies: Chevron China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Daewoo International (part of Posco) Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE) Nippon Oil ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation) Petronas PTT PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP, part of PTT) Sinopec Total