Industry official gets death sentence

Date of Release: 
Dec 24 2014

The Chachoengsao court has handed down the death sentence against a C-8 Industry Ministry official for ordering the 2013 killing of a phuyaiban (village chief) who was leading protests against toxic waste dumping.

Prachob Naowa-opas, former chief of a Moo 14 village in Nong Han subdistrict of Phanom Sarakham district, was shot dead at a garage in the district last year.

He was the leader of the protests against illegal dumping of industrial and toxic waste in Nong Han and other tambons nearby.


Environmental agencies admonished

Date of Release: 
Nov 7 2013

The Environmental Protection Ministry publicly admonished 34 environmental impact assessment agencies on Wednesday after an inspection.

Among the punished agencies, eight had their environmental impact assessment qualification canceled, 24 were ordered to rectify and improve their performances within three months to a year, and two received warnings.

The 24 agencies that have to rectify their performances are not allowed to accept new EIA projects during that period, according to a statement by the ministry.


PTTEP fined A$510,000 for Montara incident

Date of Release: 
Aug 31 2012

PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) is fined 510,000 Australian dollar or approximately Bt16.55 million for the 2009 fire incident at its Montara field, off the coast of Australia.

In a statement to the Stock Exchange of Thailand, PTTEP President and CEO Tevin Vongvanich said that the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary PTTEP Australia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd plead guilty to four charges brought by NOPSEMA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management) in relation to incompliance with regulations from the Montara incident.

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