Mondulkiri provincial Military Police are hunting four more people on court orders after tycoon Soeng Sam Ol and three alleged accomplices were placed in pre-trial detention on illegal logging charges.
A ban on certain forms of asbestos was put in place in 2001, but the country still uses a vast amount of asbestos for industrial purposes. Much of the asbestos used in the country is used in building materials, cement and roofing products.
The Meteorological Department (MD) says Thailand is going to experience the worst drought in a decade, as average precipitation across large swaths of the country has fallen far short of the monthly average.
Parts of Thailand are facing their worst drought in 50 years. Farmers in some parts of the north and north east say that the situation is the “worst in living memory”, as reported in Sanook.
China’s neighbour is growing at its fastest rate in 11 years, as firms look to avoid trade war tariffs, though there are social and environmental risks
Cambodia is urbanising fast with China’s help but the gulf between rich and poor is widening
Many Lao villagers who were forced to relocate for construction on the Laos-China railway are still waiting for compensation from the government, while others who have received payments say the payments are much lower than they had expected.
The announced assessment appears to only concern the port, which would fail to examine the cumulative environmental and human rights impacts of a wider project that includes a SEZ.