(PRWEB) November 6, 2007
The Burma Global Action Network will be holding a protest of Total through faxes and phone calls on Wednesday, November 7th, during the release of Total’s third quarter earnings.
Total Corp. holds a 31.2% share in the Yadana natural gas project in Burma (also known as Myanmar). According to the Burma Global Action Network, Total pays large sums in gas royalties to the current military junta. Protesters are demanding that the corporation place these royalties in escrow for the legitimate elected government of Burma, headed by Aung San Suu Kyi. These funds are allegedly being pocketed by the military leaders.
In addition to the escrow, protesters will also be asking Total to increase contributions to humanitarian efforts in Burma through accredited non-government organizations.
Calls and faxes to the U.S. Headquarters office in New Jersey will be placed from 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time).
Callers are being advised to speak to a live person within Investor Relations to register their concern, protesting Total’s activity in Burma and asking that they put the royalty money in escrow for the elected government of Burma or sell their stake in the Yadana project.
Total American Services, Inc.:
100 Pavonia Avenue, Suite 401
Jersey City, N.J. 07310
Tel.: +1 201 626 3500
Fax: +1 201 626 4004
Burma Global Action Network