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World's oil and gas majors cannot be expected to save Myanmar

Governments must step in with coordinated response to junta

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Total's Yadana gas field, pictured in December 2016: the French major has resisted calls to cease operations. (Handout photo from Total)

Vandana Hari is founder of Singapore-based Vanda Insights, which tracks energy markets.

Pushing international oil and gas companies to quit Myanmar in an attempt to starve the military junta of vital revenues and force an end to the coup is not only futile but loaded with potentially harmful long-term consequences.

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