The company has been embroiled in numerous controversies surrounding alleged fraud, corruption and bribery in many other countries where it implemented similar development projects.
Lack of transparency and corruption between government and dam construction companies is at the heart of the problem preventing change.
Tensions rise as locals worry about the threat of Chinese-owned businesses and enclaves to their livelihood, homes and rights, as the programme Insight discovers.
Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will propose to the cabinet a total ban on the import of plastic waste into Thailand beginning next year.
Worse still, as the Chinese plantations encroached on their land, some villagers sought work on the farms but left after being sickened by pesticides.
ASEAN countries agree to deal with the region’s serious marine trash problem, with leaders expected to endorse the Bangkok Declaration at the Asean Summit in Bangkok in June.
“It is not like before. It is worse than ever,” says Ping Chantrea, a 30-year-old farmer who adds she can no longer produce enough rice.