"It is too early to say whether the Burmese government is taking the lead on the issue of transparency," said Wong Aung, director of the advocacy group Shwe Gas Movement, which has devoted several years to promoting fairness in the gas and oil sector.
"We have been pushing them [corporate stakeholders] to publish this information, however, there are challenges in identifying who the stakeholders even are," said Wong Aung, a member of Burma's EITI civil society steering committee and director of the advocacy group Shwe Gas Movement.
"I do not believe that crony companies will disclose this kind of information," he
added, emphasizing that the data is only meaningful to concerned communities if it is complete, inclusive, and applies especially to those corporate entities that are most reluctant to cooperate.
"There are more than 100 [extractive] projects operating in Burma informally, illegally, with no contract and no accountability," he