Ecological Alert and Recovery-Thailand

Dawei locals, CSOs raise concerns over violation of human rights

Date of Release: 
Mar 10 2016

CIVIL SOCIETY organisations (CSOs) and local residents living near the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) have called for action from the Japanese, Myanmar and Thai governments to tackle human rights violations before allowing the project to resume.

On Monday, they issued a joint statement urging the governments to take action against, among others, corruption among governmental departments related to the project, forced relocation, and to solve the problems before resuming the ground construction of the project.

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Villagers fight waiver of EIA for power plants

Date of Release: 
Dec 4 2015

Representatives of people from seven provinces yesterday filed a complaint with the Central Administrative Court in Bangkok calling on the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry to revoke its announcement waiving environment impact assessments (EIA) for waste-fired power plants.

Members of the Ecological Alert and Recovery-Thailand (EARTH) led some 100 villagers from the provinces of Pathum Thani, Chon Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao and Saraburi to file the complaint. These seven provinces have the potential to become sites of the power plants.

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