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US Faces Pressure Over Myanmar Energy Industry – WSJ

Countries face pressure to take action against oil and gas giants that generate billions in revenue and allow the junta to continue its brutal repression of people throughout Myanmar

Families wait outside Insein prison as Myanmar's junta releases prisoners, including people that protested against the military coup, in Yangon in October. Photo: Reuters


Almost a year after Myanmar’s military seized power, the US and other Western nations have levied several rounds of sanctions against the country but they have yet to target the oil and gas industry, the junta’s main financial artery.

Now, with news of massacres in the country’s northwest and the slaying of a rising number of detainees, the US and other countries are facing growing pressure from lawmakers and human-rights advocates to take action against an industry that generates billions of dollars in revenue each year.

Read the full report: The Wall Street Journal.




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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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