29 February 2012
A global campaign against the Shwe Gas Project in western Burma’s
Arakan State will be held on the 1st of March, said Ko Won Aung,
the coordinator of the Shwe Gas Movement based in Thailand.
“We will carry out three main activities that make up our global campaign
against the Shwe Gas Project. First we will demand the foreign governments
and stake holders in the project to temporarily suspend the project
withdrawing their respective investments from the project in consideration
of social suffering, environmental damage and human rights violations
impacted by the project in our region, and second a signed petition
by over 100 organizations will be sent to President U Thein Sein, and
third we will hold demonstrations in a number of countries that include
stake holding countries in the project”, said Ko Won Aung.