Tags : Villagers


Thailand: Reporting from the ‘Red zones’

On July 6, the Thai government approved the extension of an emergency decree in 19 provinces, which includes many in the heartland of the pro-democracy Red Shirts in the country’s north-east. The extension came a day after the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) recommended the government immediately lift the decree and hold fresh elections. But […]Read More


Indonesia free Thai activists

Indonesian police on Tuesday agreed to release a group of 14 Greenpeace activists, including four Thais, who were briefly detained for campaigning against use of coals in the country. Police said the group conducted the campaign without permission as they entered Indonesia with a tourist visa. Moreover they were alleged with causing chaos during their […]Read More


Villagers undaunted by Surayud ruling

5,000 Troops, Police To Keep Order At Udd Mountain Protest NAKHON RATCHASIMA : Villagers who occupy land on Khao Yai Thiang are undaunted by a prosecution ruling against privy councillor Surayud Chulanont’s right to hold a 22-rai property there. The Surayud land-holding scandal has triggered speculation that the state will evict villagers occupying the forest […]Read More