New report to highlight disturbing extent to which China has advanced construction of Trans-Burma oil and gas
pipeline projects despite raging conflict in the project area and associated human rights abuses
By the Shwe Gas Movement ( SGM)
Bangkok, Thailand – On September 6, 2011, the Shwe Gas Movement will hold a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand launching a new report Sold Out: Launch of China pipeline project unleashes abuse across Burma. The report reveals the disturbing extent to which China has advanced construction of trans-Burma oil and gas pipeline projects despite raging conflict in the project area and associated human rights abuses.
The press conference will feature presentations from Wong Aung of the Shwe Gas Movement and Lway Aye Nang of the Palaung Women’s Organization followed by a Q&A session. Presenters will be able to answer questions about the current situation in the project-impacted areas across Burma and the Burma-China border.
For any inquiries or interviews before or after the press conference or for more information,
please feel free to contact Wong Aung using the details provided below.
Wong Aung, Coordinator of the Shwe Gas Movement (SGM)
Lway Aye Nang, Founding and Advisor Board member of the Palaung Women’s Organization
Tuesday 6th September at 10 AM- 12 PM
The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand
The Penthouse, Mayeeya Center
518/5 Ploenchit Road
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
See http://www.fccthai.com/ for more details
Wong Aung, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone +66(0) 857 133 344 (Burmese and English)