"Asia Energy PLC is a London-based AIM quoted company whose primary activity is the development of the coal basin at Phulbari in Northwest Bangladesh into a world-class open pit coal mine
Its objective is to start mining activity in 2006 adhering to the highest national and international environmental and social standards. At full production, the mine will produce 15 million tonnes a year of mostly export quality metallurgical and thermal coal."
The demonstrations took place on Saturday 26th August
Then this statement on Asia Energy's website:
"Statement re. Suspension
Asia Energy PLC (“the Company”) became aware this morning of press reports quoting a junior minister in Bangladesh stating that the Bangladesh Government is cancelling all existing agreements with Asia Energy. The Company had not received any communication from the Government to this effect. In view of this the shares of Asia Energy were suspended from trading on the AIM Market at 08:40 hrs (BST) this morning.
The Company is seeking to clarify the reported remarks of that minister and to determine the Government’s position towards the Phulbari Project.
The shares of the Company will remain suspended from trading pending a further announcement.
The Company will keep the market informed of developments."
Asia Energy details
Address - London UK 2nd Floor, Foxglove House 166 - 168 PiccadillyLondonW1J 9EF
Other forms of communication tel: + 44 (0)20 7290 1630fax: +44 (0)20 7290 1631
As per previous posting we need to link this with the Climate Camp at Drax - UK company nicks coal from Bangladesh, fucking over people who live there, bring it here (note the 15 million tonnes/year is 'mostly export'), burn it at places like Drax, add emissions and fuel climate change which... floods places like Bangladesh. The science of climate chaos informs us that this is what is happening. With this prior knowledge, to continue with the act is thus Genocide.
Any good ideas for solidarity work/actions, or just do it...