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Indonesia submitted its Validation Report to the EITI Validation Committee

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Indonesia submitted its Validation Report to the EITI Validation Committee

Indonesia have submitted its final Validation Report, accompanied by response and explanation documentation, to the EITI Validation Committe for considerations. Based on this Report, and the accompanying documentation, the committe will deliberate and make decision on whether Indonesia have managed to merit the “EITI Compliant Country” status. The Validation Report is an assessment of the […]

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Energy boom sparks calls for transparency

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Energy boom sparks calls for transparency

Myanmar, Myanmar Times. By Aung Shin, Monday, 15 July 2013. As an increasing number of international firms vie for Myanmar’s offshore and onshore oil and gas reserves the government is facing mounting calls to fine-tune its regulatory framework for foreign investment in the sector and ensure that environmental safeguards are implemented. U Thein Aung, a […]

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Philippine and UK governments, Bantay Kita partner to boost the country EITI bid

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Philippine and UK governments, Bantay Kita partner to boost the country EITI bid

Philippines, June 14, 2013. The UK supports the Philippine agenda on strengthening transparency and accountability in extractive industries.

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A reply to Petronas’s response

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
A reply to Petronas’s response

Malaysia. The Malaysian Insider, June 10, 2013 by Dzulkefli Ahmad. The government and Petronas’ responses to our call for an audit of Petronas businesses and tendering processes in Malaysia have been evasive at best and pathetic at worst. Evasive because they tried to de-emphasise the real reason of our call for the audit by putting […]

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ASEAN to benefit from EITI adoption

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
ASEAN to benefit from EITI adoption

Banda Seri Bagawan, Brunei Times by Debbie Too, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Accounting solution for revenue derived from natural resources. COUNTRIES rich in natural resources, such as members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), can benefit from partaking in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

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CSOs call on ASEAN to implement regulatory mechanism in Extractive Industries, ask for greater corporate accountability

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam   Southeast Asian Civil Society Organizations today pressed for greater corporate accountability in the region. Speaking at a briefing for Brunei civil society organizations, human rights activists from around the region said that ASEAN governments should implement regulatory mechanisms in the extractive industries to avoid negative impacts to peoples? lives […]

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Joint Statement on the Philippine implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Joint Statement of the Government of the Philippines, the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, and Bantay Kita: On the Philippine implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) We welcome the Aquino Administration’s decision to implement the Extractive industries Transparency initiative (EITI) in the Philippines, indeed, greater transparency and accountability in the payment, collection, and utilization of taxes and other […]

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Why Western Oil Companies Love Myanmar’s Moe Myint

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Why Western Oil Companies Love Myanmar’s Moe Myint

Myanmar, Forbes, 4 April 2013 By Ron Gluckman Myanmar boasts vast, untapped reserves of oil and natural gas, and with sanctions over and a world thirsty for new sources of energy, Western multinationals are eager to sign deals. Yangon plans to auction off new exploration licenses starting in September, but foreign companies must join up […]

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Overhaul planned for mining

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Overhaul planned for mining

Indonesia, The Jakarta Post |By Amahl S. Azwar. Tue, April 02 2013 . Indonesia is mulling a game-changing policy to prevent local administrations from issuing excess and overlapping mining permits by expanding the central government’s authority to grant concessions. The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s director general for minerals and coal, Thamrin Sihite, said on Monday […]

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Stop Protests against Copper Mine, Suu Kyi Tells Communities

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Stop Protests against Copper Mine, Suu Kyi Tells Communities

  The Irrawaddy by Lawi Weng and Thet Swe Aye. RANGOON—Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told communities affected by a copper mine in Sagaing Division Monywa District on Wednesday to stop opposing the project and accept compensation for the land they lost. Local villagers said they were disappointed by her speech. Suu Kyi travelled […]

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