People affected by emissions from a coal mine project of Thai companies in Tanintharyi Region have urged the Thai authorities to take action.
Our weekly News Digest curates news, commentary and resources on development, its environmental and social impacts, and the context affecting the Mekong region.
Negotiations between the Thai government and Australia’s Akara Resources are progressing toward the reopening of the company’s closed mine in Phichit.
Provinces in the Mekong Delta have run out of sand for construction at a time when many key infrastructure works are in progress.
A spectacular area of land blessed with unique limestone mountain ranges in the southern Vietnamese province of Kien Giang is being threatened by heavy industrial activity.
A Roi Et court has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against The Nation journalist Pratch Rujivanarom and Nation News Network Co Ltd.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s government asked to prioritize resource sharing as Myanmar’s second session of peace talks got underway this week. Civil society and politicians in Kachin State have called on the Myanmar government to prioritize regulation of the mining sector in their efforts to end the associated human rights abuses and deadly armed conflict.
Myanmar MP, Dr Aung Khin, representing Pyin Oo Lwin, said, due to rapid deforestation, the country faced its severest weather conditions in 2015 and 2016. The country’s efforts to conserve the natural environment was at the lowest stage. The country ranked 164th out of 178 countries in the 2014 Environmental Performance Index, which suggested that more needed to be done for the conservation of natural resources, the MP said.