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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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20 November 2006

Myanmar: In harm's way - A proposed pipeline in Myanmar has farmers worried about their land and human rights activists up in arms

Author: Daniel Pepper, Fortune

The Indian government is proposing the construction of a pipeline running from the Shwe gas fields 20 miles off Myanmar's coast overland to India...experts say gas could begin pumping by 2009...The field is being developed by South Korea's Daewoo...

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15 November 2006

Demonstrators Protest Daewoo, Shwe Gas Project [South Korea]

Author: Khun Sam, Irrawaddy

A new round of demonstrations against Daewoo International Corp were held on Wednesday in front of company offices and South Korean embassies around the world for the company’s involvement in the Shwe gas fields off Burma’s western coast...there have...

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15 November 2006

[PDF] [Text of letter from South Korean NGOs demanding Daewoo International, KOGAS (Korean Gas Corporation) and the Korean government to protect labor, human rights and environmental rights for the Shwe Gas Development Project in Burma]

Author: Fifteen So. Korean human rights, labour & civil society organizations

On the Third International Action Day against Shwe Gas Development Project in Burma, we demand the following...We strongly urge that Daewoo International, KOGAS and the Korean government should immediately look into the current situation of labor,...

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18 September 2006

[DOC] The Prosecution Must Crack Down on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Industry Materials to Burma, and Daewoo Should Expose the Truth

Author: 26 So. Korean human rights, labour & civil society organizations incl. Amnesty Intl.-So. Korea Section

Press reports revealed recently that the [So. Korean government] has set into motion an investigation into Daewoo International Co. on the charge of exporting defense industry materials to the military dictatorship of Burma. We, civil organizations...

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12 September 2006

Daewoo accused of exporting arms to Burma in violation of So. Korean law

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12 September 2006

Daewoo Accused of Exporting Military Hardware to Burma

Author: Yeni, Irrawaddy Magazine [Thailand]

Burmese exiles in South Korea have demonstrated outside...Daewoo International...in protest against the company’s alleged sale of military equipment to Burma...[The] South Korean media [had reported] that government agents had searched Daewoo offices...

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11 July 2006

Korean, Indian firms urged to withdraw from Myanmar

Author: Reuters

Myanmar activists urged a Korean-Indian consortium on Wednesday to quit an offshore gas project they fear could lead to human rights abuses and prop up the military junta with billions of dollars in royalties. Shwe Gas Movement...called on the venture...

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7 July 2006

Drilling for the Burmese Junta

Author: Norwatch

The rig “Frontier Duchess” is believed to have carried out the work in the Shwe field in block 1-A and Shwe-3. But Frontier Drilling’s management will not supply details about either the Daewoo assignment or the exact time the operations took place. ...

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1 July 2006

Human rights groups call on Daewoo Intl. consortium to withdraw from Burma - Daewoo says still at exploration stage, too early to discuss human rights concerns

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1 July 2006

[PDF] full report: "Supply and Command - Natural Gas in Western Burma set to entrench military rule"

Author: Shwe Gas Movement

[Report focuses on Shwe gas project operated by a consortium of: Daewoo International, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India, Gas Authority of India, Korean Gas Corporation. Also refers to international companies "that are or have been operating...

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