May 8, 2002

Shareholders are to be given blood stained five-pound notes at AGM on Friday 10th May.
The Burma Campaign UK is sending a strong message that there should be no let up of international pressure following the release of Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday. Premier Oil is the largest UK investor in Burma.
“By investing in Burma, Premier Oil is helping to prop up the regime,” says John Jackson, Director of Burma Campaign UK. “They have blood on their hands. Premier’s gain is Burma’s pain.”
On her release Aung San Suu Kyi stated that her release was “not a major breakthrough”, and that now is not the time to relax pressure by making “goodwill gestures”. Along with the British government she has called on Premier Oil to pull out of Burma, saying Premier Oil should be “ashamed of itself.”
“Aung San Suu Kyi’s release is a direct result of growing international pressure”, says John Jackson. “We will keep up that pressure until there is significant political change.”

Note to Editors: The protest outside the Premier Oil AGM will begin at 10.45 am. The AGM begins at 11.30am at The Drapers Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DG.
This protest is being held jointly with Friends of the Earth


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