发生在缅甸的掠夺

悉尼——曾几何时的东南亚第一富国缅甸,今天却陷入了深深的贫困之中。军事统治下近50年的经济管理不善摧毁了缅甸的经济,现在这个国家唯一能在国际上名列前茅的是最为猖獗的腐败、最糟糕的医疗体系和用于教育的开支最低——这些“荣誉”令人悲哀地展示了缅甸人民所遭受的深重苦难。

但过去几年来,缅甸也作为东南亚一个重要的能源生产国开始崛起。多亏有近海海域的大型再生天然气田,缅甸现在可以挣到大笔的外汇收入。

目前,这些收入中的绝大部分(每年10-15亿美元,具体数额取决于天然气的价格波动)来自泰国。来自缅甸的天然气从马达班湾朝着海岸方向输送,在曼谷电力供应中所占的份额约为20%。

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