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Cooler Approach, but Business as Usual with Junta [Burma]

Author: William Boot, Irrawaddy [Thailand], Published on: 17 December 2008

Thailand's first prime minister from outside the Thaksin Shinawatra political stable since 2001 is unlikely to alter relations with Burma, especially in business, say analysts and observers...Previous Thai governments have courted Burma’s regime, desperate to secure much needed gas and energy for Thailand’s rising domestic demand. Thailand’s gas imports alone provide the military junta with 30 percent of its hard currency. [refers to Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), PTTEP (PTT Exploration & Production, part of PTT), Sinohydro]

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Related companies: PTT PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP, part of PTT) Sinohydro