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1 January 2008

Burma’s Gem Trade and Human Rights Abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma produces the vast majority of high-quality rubies on the world market... It is also the top global producer of jade... Burma’s gem mines are ruled with an iron hand by military authorities and mining companies. Deplorable conditions at the mines...

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8 May 2009

Abuses Rampant Along Gas Pipeline: Rights Group [Burma]

Author: Min Lwin, Irrawaddy

The 104-page report, titled “Laid Waste: Human Rights along the Kanbauk to Myaing Kalay gas pipeline,” accuses Burma’s military government of committing “systemic, shocking and ongoing” abuses along the 186-mile (300 km) pipeline...The Kanbauk-Myaing...

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12 August 2009
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Author: Grégoire Lecalot, France Info

Au lendemain de la condamnation de l’opposante birmane Aung San Suu Kyi, le pétrolier français Total, qui exploite le champ gazier de Yadana, en Birmanie, est au centre des critiques. De nombreuses voix s’élèvent à travers le monde pour demander la...

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11 September 2009
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Author: AFP

Deux banques singapouriennes ont rejeté jeudi les accusations d'une ONG affirmant que deux établissements de la cité-Etat abritaient des fonds pour le compte de la junte birmane, fonds qui seraient alimentés par Total et Chevron. DBS Group Holdings et...

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3 October 2009

Danish Pension Fund Boycotts Daewoo over Shwe Gas Project

Author: Irrawaddy News

Danica Pension, the Danish state pension fund, says it will not invest in Daewoo “because of its breach of international guidelines in connection with its activities in Burma.” Daewoo leads a foreign consortium developing part of Burma’s largest...

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5 December 2009

Car maker calls for release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Author: Relax News, in Independent [UK]

A major car manufacturer [Chrysler] has aired a hard-hitting advert in the United States calling for the release of Burmese pro-democracy figure Aung San Suu Kyi...Chrysler's president Oliver Francois [said] "For Chrysler, this is a chance to use our...

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26 March 2010

Blood Money: A Grounded Theory of Corporate Citizenship Myanmar (Burma) as a Case in Point

Author: Nicky Black, University of Waikato

From 2006 to 2009, Nicky Black studied corporate citizenship in the oil and gas sector in Myanmar…The resulting PhD thesis, ‘Blood Money. A Grounded Theory of Corporate Citizenship’...describes the drivers for more ‘responsible’ corporate engagement...

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10 March 2011

[video] Ruby trade hides Myanmar slavery

Author: Al Jazeera

Myanmar on Thursday opens one of its biggest ever sales of precious gems - an opportunity for the government to flaunt its massive ruby industry. However, what it wont show is the virtual slavery involved in the industry, with children as young as...

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11 July 2012

[PDF] Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma

Author: US State Department, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor

This document sets forth for U.S. persons [including companies]...engaged in new investment in Burma...reporting requirements relating to such investment...[including for] (1)...investment[s]...with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE)...; and (2) [an...

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4 October 2012

Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma

Author: Conflict Risk Network

Conflict Risk Network and the 21 undersigned institutional investors, asset owners and asset managers...are pleased to submit to the State Department...comment[s] on the “Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma”...We welcome these...

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