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Local Address: Belgium
Shwe Gas Movement

Employment History

  • Coordinator
    Shwe Gas Movement
  • International Coordinator
    Shwe Gas Movement
  • Global Coordinator
  • International Coordinator
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Energy Companies in Burma Urged to Disclose Payments - The Irrawaddy | Simon Roughneen, 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
Speaking in Bangkok on Tuesday, Wong Aung of the Shwe Gas Movement outlined how human rights abuses often ensue due to resource extraction projects in Burma, while revenues from oil and gas enable the junta to remain immune from pressure to reform.
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"It is too early to say ..., 10 Oct 2014 [cached]
"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 said.
Only when we have ensured equal ..., 10 Jan 2014 [cached]
Only when we have ensured equal benefits and humane conditions can development proceed without conflict," said Wong Aung, Coordinator of the Shwe Gas Movement.
Contact: Wong Aung
"There are neither structures in place ..., 10 Jan 2014 [cached]
"There are neither structures in place to manage funds transparently nor political reforms to ensure regional benefits and controls for the resource producing states," said Wong Aung of the Shwe Gas Movement and continued, "The sale of natural resources before comprehensive political agreements is threatening to derail fragile peace negotiations."
For more information - Wong Aung, International Coordinator, Shwe Gas Movement, Int's Mobile: +66 857133344, Myanmar: + 95(0)9450065872
Back to BADA home  Why Chevron [cached]
Contact: Wong Aung (Thailand) +66-85 032 2943
According to Wong Aung, Global Coordinator of the SGM, "India's financial support for the junta through lucrative gas deals and trade
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