Following newly elected Burmese President Thein Sein’s decision to halt the Myitsone dam hydroelectric project on the Irrawaddy River, Burmese activists now want him to shelve the $1.5 billion Shwe natural gas and oil pipeline project.

The Shwe Gas Movement activists want a cessation to work on the Shwe natural gas pipeline, which is backed by China.

The Shwe natural gas and oil pipelines, with a completion date of 2013, will transit Burmese crude oil and natural