France’s Total backs Myanmar gas sanctions
France’s TotalEnergies has endorsed targeted sanctions on gas revenues in Myanmar, a shift that campaigners said could hit a significant source of funding for General Min Aung Hlaing’s military junta.
法国道达尔能源(TotalEnergies)支持对缅甸天然气收入实施有针对性的制裁。活动人士表示，这一转变可能打击敏昂莱大将(General Min Aung Hlaing)军政府的一个重要资金来源。
The French energy giant’s chief executive Patrick Pouyanné acknowledged support for the sanctions in a letter to Human Rights Watch, which alongside other rights groups has been pressing the oil major to stop payments to entities controlled by Myanmar’s junta.
这家法国能源巨头的首席执行官潘彦磊(Patrick Pouyanné)在致人权观察组织(Human Rights Watch)的一封信中承认支持制裁。人权观察组织和其他人权组织一直在敦促这家石油巨头停止向缅甸军政府控制的实体付款。
“I can confirm that our company has, during the past few months, had exchanges with the French and American authorities concerning the implementation of targeted sanctions on financial flows,” Pouyanné wrote in the letter published by Human Rights Watch late on Thursday.