US senator Jim Webb, D-Va expressed disapproval against the statement issued by democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi during her recent tour in the European country that warned international establishments conducting business arrangement with the country’s natural resources such as the gas and oil to which McCain openly supported her advocacy, according to a news reported from Washington Post.
The United States has started to ease sanctions in Myanmar after reforms were widely accepted by foreign countries and Western union, there seems to be another problem arising. Foreign investors who were interested in investing in this country are now being impatient.
Members of the Senate have appointed Derek Mitchell to be the first U.S. ambassador to Myanmar after 22 long years. Though there are few disagreements on views and opinion from both parties of the administration pertaining on the investment made by US business companies without the involvement of corruption and getting in the way of the country’s military linked influential business partners.
Western companies were given the signal to start their business operation in Myanmar wherein in just a few months to three bidding will be opened to 18 gas blocks and onshore oils. This will give the chance of European companies to level up with ASEAN countries such as India, Thailand and China where they successfully excel in this business venture and trade.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has suggested to their government to start getting actions. They are already disappointed at this point in time since the administration has not yet come up with the issuance of the required rules and guidelines. It was even Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who after her successful visit to Myanmar personally pushed for the investment of US business entrepreneurs in Burma in areas of mining, gas and oil.
Webb directly hit Suu Kyi on the comments she uttered saying on whether any official of any foreign government has the right to tell on what particular business investment they will have to choose. Meanwhile McCain has seriously supported Suu Kyi stating that her point of transparency and accountability must be heard and be given utmost priority especially in the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise also referred to as MOGE before US companies do their share of investment in this field, Washington Post news reported.