More Natural Gas Deposits Found in Myanmar Offshore Block

10 July, 2013

The PTTEP of Thailand has found new natural gas deposit from three more test wells at an offshore block in Myanmar. The three test wells are yielding a total of 23.72 million cubic feet and 2,050 barrels of condensate per day, according to state media. PTTEP’s joint venture partner, the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), said that the new deposits will mainly be reserved for domestic use.

500 Jailed over Communal Violence in Myanmar

10 July, 2013

Almost 1,200 people have been arrested and 500 sentenced to jail for their involvement in two episodes of communal violence in Rakhine state last year that left about 200 people dead and 140,000 displaced, a senior government official said on 9 June. Vice President Sai Mauk Kham said that 662 people are still on trial related to 45 different cases.