Australian companies “directly helping” dictatorship in Burma – US diplomats

Media Release: Scott Ludlam, Senator for Western Australia. September 6th, 2011

US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks support the Australian Greens’ claim that oil and gas companies investing in Burma are “directly helping to strengthen the military hold on power”.

Greens spokesperson on Burma Senator Scott Ludlam said US diplomats had echoed Greens calls for stronger sanctions against the dictatorship.