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Burma: Total caught in the grip of the coup

2021-04-13T15:55:47.625Z

DECRYPTION - Between juicy contractual commitments and "codes of conduct" displayed in the eyes of international opinion, the group is walking a tightrope.



The yellow offshore platforms suspended on the cobalt blue of the Andaman Sea are in turn overtaken by the Burmese crisis, as by the muddy waters carried by the immense Irrawaddy Delta, very close.

The Yadana gas field, operated by Total and Chevron, has been at the heart of political controversy again since General Min Aung Hlaing's coup on February 1, accused of filling the coffers of a new junta orchestrating a crackdown bloody against its people.

NGOs denounce the complicity of energy groups, accused of offering vital financial support to Tatmadaw, the name of the Burmese army, which has already killed more than 700 civilians protesting against its coup.

Total

"must stop hiding its responsibility and respond to calls from civil society and the CRPH

(the committee of the deposed Parliament, which asserts itself as a legitimate government, editor's note)

which ask it to ensure that its payments will not be laundered or used in a malicious way

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Source: lefigaro

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