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Daewoo International (part of Posco)

Headquarters in South Korea

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Daewoo International was acquired by Posco in August 2010.

Daewoo Group broke up during 1999-2002 into a number of companies, including Daewoo International. Please see also our separate sections on GM Daewoo Auto & Technology, Daewoo Electronics and Daewoo Group, each of which is separate from Daewoo International.

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30 September 2007

Global firms provide lifeline to Myanmar's junta

Author: AFP

Despite global outrage over Myanmar's bloody crackdown on dissent, multinational firms are still vying for the country's rich natural resources, throwing an economic lifeline to the military regime. [refers to Chevron, Total, China National Petroleum...

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28 September 2007

As Myanmar cracks down on protesters, oil companies keep up controversial ties

Author: Canadian Press

Even as Myanmar's military junta intensifies its crackdown on pro-democracy protests, oil companies are jostling for access to the country's largely untapped natural gas and oil fields that activists say are funding a repressive regime... China -...

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Article
28 September 2007

Daewoo says no plan to change Myanmar investment

Author: Intl. Business Times

South Korea's Daewoo International Corp, which leads a multi-billion dollar energy project in Myanmar, will not alter its investments there following a violent government crackdown on protests..."We have gas fields under production and three other...

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Article
28 September 2007

The business world beats a quiet path to a pariah’s door [Burma]

Author: John Berthelsen, Asia Sentinel

…[U]nder the radar, half the countries in Asia are helping to prop up the [Burmese] dictatorship, either through government help or through the sub rosa support of their business communities — including Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Thailand and...

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28 March 2007

[PDF] Myanmar, human rights and inward investment

Author: Richard Welford, CSR Asia Weekly, Vol. 3, Week 13

[scroll to page 11]...Human Rights Watch says that the decision to invest in Myanmar’s extractive industries is no ordinary business move because lives are at risk. Companies have a responsibility to make sure their investments do not lead to abuses....

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24 March 2007

Burma: Human Rights Watch warns Shwe & other gas projects threaten human rights, investments by Daewoo, ONGC, GAIL, KOGAS & others may lead to complicity in abuses

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Article
24 March 2007

Burma: Natural Gas Project Threatens Human Rights - South Korean, Indian Investments May Lead to Complicity in Abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch

...Human Rights Watch [has] expressed concern that the proposed construction of overland pipelines to transport...gas will involve the use of forced labor, and result in illegal land confiscation, forced displacement, and unnecessary use of force...

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Company non-response
13 December 2006

Daewoo International (part of Posco) did not respond to: Earthrights Intl. calls on sponsors of Shwe gas pipeline to conduct environmental & human rights impact assessments; 15 Korean NGOs raise concerns about project.

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6 December 2006

Daewoo Head Indicted Over Illegal Exports [South Korea]

Author: Kang Shin-who, Korea Times

A number of Korean defense equipment companies exported production facilities and technology of weapons to Myanmar in violation of the law on exports of strategic goods, the prosecution said Wednesday. Among them are big companies including Daewoo...

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4 December 2006

[Earth Rights International] Demands Daewoo and KOGAS Conduct Impact Assessments [Burma]

Author: EarthRights Intl

EarthRights International and the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM-FOE Korea) issued letters to Daewoo and KOGAS regarding their concerns for the Shwe Gas Project in Burma...call[ing] on the companies to conduct environmental impact...

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