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27 April 2010

[PDF] A Call for Total, Chevron, and PTTEP to Practice Revenue Transparency in Burma (Myanmar)

Author: Signed by 168 policy leaders, non-governmental organizations, unions, investment firms, and academics

The oil companies Total, Chevron, and the Petroleum Authority of Thailand Exploration and Production (PTTEP) have an opportunity to promote transparency and accountability in the extractives sector in Burma by becoming the first oil companies to...

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21 July 2010

EarthRights report on alleged corporate complicity in human rights abuses in Burma & company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In July 2010, EarthRights International released a report “Energy Insecurity: How Total, Chevron, and PTTEP Contribute to Human Rights Violations, Financial Secrecy, and Nuclear Proliferation in Burma (Myanmar)”. The report alleges that Total, Chevron...

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31 August 2010

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2010 Global 500 Report

Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2010, the CDP asked the world’s 500 largest public companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series...to demonstrate that they are taking action on climate change. This report, prepared by CDP’s global adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),...

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15 December 2010

Norway Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Burma

Author: EarthRights

The 40-page publication...documents how the Norwegian Pension Fund-Global (Fund) has USD $4.7 billion invested in 15 oil and gas companies from eight countries operating in Burma. The report finds these companies complicit in abuses such as forced...

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17 August 2011

Strategic Community Investment Model Emerges after Industrial Operations Suspended [Thailand]

Author: Mia Overall, CSR Asia

In Thailand, an environmental crisis at an industrial estate, Map Ta Phut, seems to have pushed companies beyond philanthropy and one step towards a more strategic kind of community investment...Map Ta Phut...is one of the clearest examples of...

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30 June 2012

[PDF] Submission on Oil & Gas sector discussion paper

Author: Singapore Management University Asian Peace-building and Rule of Law Programme ("SMU-APRL") & Mazars Indonesia

The following submission is in response to the Institute for Human Rights and Business...& Shift’s public call for comments on its proposed discussion paper relating to the oil and gas sector for the European Commission’s consideration......

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18 September 2012

Myanmar Oil Veteran Rebuffs Suu Kyi as Shell, Chevron Weigh Bids

Author: Daniel Ten Kate, Bloomberg

The former head of Myanmar’s state- owned oil company defended it against criticism from...Aung San Suu Kyi as U.S. explorers scout the country’s oil and gas blocks...Myanma[r] Oil and Gas Enterprise [MOGE], is run by technocrats who reported to...

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27 March 2013

Pipeline EIA approval broke law, says judge - NEB panel told to review impacts study [Thailand]

Author: Bangkok Post

The approval of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Thai-Malaysian gas pipeline...was illegal, a Supreme Administrative Court judge said...However, judge Panuphan Chairat stopped short of ordering the revocation of the pipeline's permit,...

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1 August 2013

Thailand oil spill: Tourists abandon blackened Koh Samet beach

Author: Andrew Stevens, CNN

…Ao Prao beach on the island of Koh Samet is the main impact zone of the 50,000 liters of oil…spilled during a faulty transfer operation between a tanker and a seabed pipeline… PTT Global Chemical, the partially state-owned oil giant…has claimed...

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25 February 2014

Hundreds join protest against big oil and gas in Kanbauk [Myanmar]

Author: Democratic Voice of Burma

Residents in Kanbauk, Tenasserim Division staged a protest against several oil and gas companies who are operating in the area. The protestors said the companies should take responsibility for respiratory problems allegedly caused by heavy trucks...

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