Cabinet suspends controversial Chana industrial project, protesters see move as ‘buying time’

The Thai cabinet decided today (Tuesday) to suspend the implementation of the controversial industrial estate project in Chana district of the southern province of Songkhla, pending a new Strategic Environmental…

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Thai PM promises to review Chana project SEA, but says it cannot be scrapped

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that the Chana district industrial estate project, in the southern province of Songkhla, cannot legally be cancelled, but he promised a complete review…

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Roads closed near Government House ahead of arrival of Chana protesters

Police closed roads to traffic near the Government House in Bangkok this morning (Monday), in anticipation of the arrival of protesters from Songkhla province’s Chana district. Police were seen manning…

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Jana industrial estate protesters to return to Government House on Monday

Defiant protesters from Jana district, of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, have vowed to return to Government House next Monday to demand that the government fulfils its commitments over the…

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Jana district protesters granted conditional release

Police have released 36 Jana District protesters without bail, but on the condition that they must refrain from holding a similar protest again. Rattanamanee Polkla, a human rights lawyer, said…

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Thai PM defends police handling of Jana protesters, promises to listen to them

While defending the arrests of 36 protesters, from Jana district in Songkhla province, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced today (Tuesday) that his government is willing to listen to the protesters’…

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Authorities slammed for mass arrest of protesters of Songkhla’s industrial project

Environment advocacy and community rights groups slammed the Thai government today (Tuesday) over the arrest of about 36 protesters, from Songkhla’s Jana district, who were rallying at Government House in…

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Thai cabinet approves six new special economic zones in EEC for future industries

The Thai cabinet has approved the establishment of six special economic promotion zones in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) in eastern Thailand, with the aim of attracting investments of over…

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Heavy flooding in Bangpu industrial estate and other parts of Samut Prakan

Bangpu industrial estate, in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province, is under a meter of water this morning (Sunday), following several hours of heavy overnight rain. All roads in the industrial estate…

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PMO ministerial assistant to negotiate with Chana locals on 4th day of protest

The government sent the assistant to the minister to the prime minister’s office, Suporn Attawong, to negotiate with the Chana residents, who have camped in front of government house for…

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