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Global firms provide lifeline to Myanmar's junta

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 Corp. (CNPC), PTT Exploration and Production (part of PTT), Unocal, Nippon Oil, Daewoo Intl., Petronas, Gail India, ONGC, RITES, TCIL, Zydus Cadila]