Rak Ban Kerd

Loei gold mine meeting canned

Date of Release: 
Feb 17 2016

AN ADMINISTRATIVE organisation’s meeting to consider Thung Kham Co’s licence extension to use forestland for gold-mining operations in Loei’s Wang Saphung district was called off yesterday at the last minute amid protests by local residents.

Tension was high yesterday morning as more than 400 police officers, soldiers and Volunteer Defence Corps troops guarded the meeting at the Tambon Khao Luang Administrative Organisation and declared the area a restricted zone.

The Rak Ban Kerd activists group had gathered at the venue demanding to participate in the meeting.

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