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This profile was last updated on 2/10/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Technical Advisor and Steering Co...

Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability

Employment History

  • Global Coordinator
  • International Coordinator
  • Coordinator
    Shwe Gas Movement
  • International Coordinator
    Shwe Gas Movement
  • Spokesman
    Shwe Gas Movement
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MATA technical advisor and steering ..., 10 Feb 2015 [cached]
MATA technical advisor and steering committee member Wong Aung said that Letpadaung was just one case of activists facing difficulties when they challenge mining and other projects across Myanmar. Many have been prevented by local authorities from holding educational forums about EITI or other resource issues, he said.
"There are so many problems, but they are happening outside of Yangon and Naypyidaw. To hold training or workshops in the remote areas, we need permission," said Wong Aung, also known for his work as director of the Shwe Gas Movement.
Activists have been jailed under laws limiting the right to protest or using trespassing laws, with the number of people in Myanmar's jails considered political prisoners swelling over the past year.
Wong Aung warned that the international community could be "ambushed" by a government that may be taking part in EITI only to clean up its image and attract more investment, while continuing to stifle efforts toward accountability.
As for transparency, the Myanmar government had shared the details of some large-scale mining projects, Wong Aung said.
"The government tries to protect them," Wong Aung said.
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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
According to Wong Aung, the ..., 8 Sept 2009 [cached]
According to Wong Aung, the international coordinator of SGM, despite reports from the Chinese media about the project's commencement, in fact the risk of local opposition and conflict is too great for the project to make much progress this year.
Wong Aung said "It will harm the democratic process if the regime continues to receive the revenue from this sector… . The regime is receiving that money and creating conflicts in the ethnic areas.
Protest group the Shwe Gas ..., 5 Aug 2015 [cached]
Protest group the Shwe Gas Movement repeatedly called for the project to be abandoned, citing several human rights abuses during the construction - including confiscation of land, environmental damage and poor labour practices."We cannot let this project set a bad example for future investors," said Wong Aung, coordinator of the Shwe Gas Movement.
There will be a lot of ..., 12 Mar 2007 [cached]
There will be a lot of forced relocation and forced labour, because the route goes through heavily populated areas," says Wong Aung, spokesman for the Shwe Gas Movement, a group fighting for the rights of the Arakan community in Burma, the region where Sittwe is located. ‘'Many trees will have to be cut in the forests that cover the Arakan Yoma range."
One of the proposed plans for the pipeline begins at the port in the Bay of Bengal, then heads east through the Arakan State to the Arakan Yoma mountain range -- which rises to 5,000 feet above sea level at its highest.From there, it is due to head through three large regions in Burma -- Magway Division, Mandalay Division and the Shan State -- before entering Yunnan.
‘'The Chinese don't care about environmental destruction in their need for oil," Wong Aung told IPS. ‘'Human rights violations are also inevitable.'
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