The discovery is the largest gas reserve in the history of offshore exploration in Burma, according to Naypyidaw.
A petition campaign led by the RNDP has been launched in Arakan state calling for an equitable distribution of benefits from the region’s natural resources.
Activists in 20 countries hold coordinated protests at Shwe pipeline outside embassies of China, Burma, India and South Korea
Employees of PTT complain of low salaries and poor working conditions as strike threatens to bring further controversy to lucrative venture
Burmese soldiers withdrawn from Kachin state seen in convoys heading to areas through which the Shwe pipeline will pass
Shock cancellation of Tavoy coal-fired plant prompts Thai energy giant to moot possibility of constructing hydrocarbon plant in Burma
Doubling of electricity prices prompts accusations that government is capitalising on surplus of cash from sales to China and Thailand
Burmese authorities offer compensation for Shan villagers forced off their land to make way for the China-backed Shwe gas pipeline
Sheikh Hasina leads most senior-level Bangladesh delegation to Burma in eight years, and is greeted by foreign minister at the airport