Arakan gas campaigners hold press conference in Dhaka
A group of Arakanese gas campaigners held a joint press conference, titled “To Resist Plundering of Oil-Gas,” with Bangladeshi student’s leaders of the Student-Youth Movement to Resist Plundering of Oil-Gas and local social activists in
The conference began around yesterday in a press club of
Included in the conference were 6 prominent Bangladeshis, and a Burmese gas campaigner sat as keynote member.
Among the conference’s agendas, the current gas field fires
Some Bangladeshi people are currently in grave danger from gas field fires as the Tengratila gas field, under the Sylhat district, is on fire and over 10,000 people are still fleeing from their homes due to the fear of explosions.
According to local sources, the fires have damaged surrounding areas including local forests and paddy fields.
One key note speaker mentioned the area’s two gas pipe
lines, the three nation gas pipe line and the
“Even though the present pipeline fire in
A keynote speaker, Abul Barket, Ph.D, secretary of the
Bangladesh Economic Association, said in the conference that
Another keynote speaker, Mr Soe Bon, a gas campaigner from
press release that contained a two point appeal regarding the pipeline plan to the international community as follows:
1. Postpone the extraction of the Shwe natural gas deposit
until a time when the affected people in
2. Withdraw or freeze all current business with the military regime, and refrain from further investment until dialogue can be held with a democratically elected government.
He said that he was there to request that the
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