Ministry to drill for Rakhine fuel

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy has said the exploration process for about 37 new offshore oil and gas fields found along Myanmar’s Rakhine coast will be started this month.

“The fields are in M9 Zawtika block, A6 and AD7 blocks. The exploration process is expected to be completed by the end of this year. They may be confirmed by that time. The process will be started this month,” said Aung Soe Min, director from the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise.

Protest in Yangon calls for compensation and an inspection of confiscated land

About 40 people staged a protest in downtown Yangon on Thursday demanding the authorities conduct a land inspection because they have yet to receive compensation for confiscated land – four years after they appealed for help. 
Protest leader Myint Aung said: “The Upper House sent a letter on September 6 [last year] saying that compensation will be paid because we are right [in our claims].