politics

Opinion: Pillaging of resources shows depth of Thai political rot

Date of Release: 
May 23 2014

If Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha had declared martial law a few days earlier, the rogue soldier who led an armed gang to attack the villagers of Ban Na Nong Bong might have had second thoughts.

At first glance, the incident at the village in Loei province might have no bearing on what is happening hundreds of kilometres away in Bangkok. But in fact it presents a good case study for the urgent need for national reform.

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The Environment And Safety

Date of Release: 
May 4 2014

In D.I. Khan, ten people lost their lives after falling into a chemical drain yesterday. This chemical drain carried waste from the Chashma Sugar Mills and ends in the Indus River. Two things must be considered when addressing this incident: safety and accountability, for human life and the environment.

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In Nagpur, pollution too joins the agenda in polls

Date of Release: 
Apr 8 2014

Ever heard of pollution being the main election issue in a constituency? It is, if you are a resident of Chandrapur in Nagpur which happens to be the most polluted cities in the country. It's so bad that in many areas of Chandrapur people don't wear white clothes.

"The pollution that is spewed from the coal based power plants and the coal mines is so severe that your white shirt becomes black within half an hour of you stepping out of your house." said Vikas Raipure a resident of Urjanagar in Chandrapur.

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