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The Foreigner Seadrill defies authorities. Company drills in Burma on the quiet. Another Norwegian businessman is in the news this week. John Fredriksen’s company, Seadrill, confirms they have been secretly drilling for Burma’s military dictatorship. Norwegian authorities have strongly discouraged businesses to operate in the region. But Seadrill says it’ll work for anybody, refusing to bow to pressure.

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Seadrill defies authorities

Published on Thursday, 29th April, 2010 at 09:20 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Company drills in Burma on the quiet.



Another Norwegian businessman is in the news this week. John Fredriksen’s company, Seadrill, confirms they have been secretly drilling for Burma’s military dictatorship.

Norwegian authorities have strongly discouraged businesses to operate in the region. But Seadrill says it’ll work for anybody, refusing to bow to pressure.

“We’ve no procedures for seeking advice before entering into contracts with different countries,” Hilde Waaler, Seadrill’s Vice President of Communications and Corporate Affairs tells NRK.

Last week, Paul-Christian Rieber resigned as president of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise after it was revealed he’d been importing fish oil from Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara, ignoring demands by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (UD), as well as avoiding excise duties.



Published on Thursday, 29th April, 2010 at 09:20 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: seadrill, burma, drilling, john, fredriksen, hilde, waaler, military, dictatorship, government.





  
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