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 News and report coverage in 2021

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•                     Thailand challenges Laos dam building spree on Mekong, Nikkei Asia/The Star, February 01, 2021 https://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news/165690/thailand-challenges-laos-dam-building-spree-on-mekong-/  

•                     A Challenge Future for the Mighty Mekong, Bangkok Tribune, March 27, 2021 https://bkktribune.com/a-challenged-future-for-the-mighty-mekong/

•                     Mekong governance across borders ‘critical’, Khmer Times, April 6, 2021 https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50834637/mekong-governance-across-borders-critical/

•                     The connection of the Laos Hi-Speed Train to Thailand, Radio Free Asia (In Laos language), 20 July 2021, https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=542474580440210

•                     9 years on for Sombath Somphone’s enforced disappearance, Radio Free Asia,16 December 2021  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=336371467945807 

News covering on Mekong-ASEAN Environmental Week (MAEW)2021

•                     Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom join in criticizing China on the Mekong issue. Suggests pressure on China to join the forum to solve the problems and share information, Transboundary News (In Thai language),24 September 2021 https://transbordernews.in.th/home/?p=28868

•                     The rights of people in ASEAN are severely violated. The forum advice civil society to pressure the governments, Siamrath Newspaper(In Thai language), 24 September 2021, https://siamrath.co.th/n/283470

•                     Rights activist pointed out that the rights of people in ASEAN continue to be violated by their own governments, Prachatai News (In Thai language), 24 September 2021 https://prachatai.com/journal/2021/09/95138

•                     Land grabbing is a common crisis for the communities in Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Join hands to solve it crossing borders is urgent, GreenNews, 27 September 2021 https://greennews.agency/?p=25847

•                     China and the Mekong’s trouble, China has to reveal information, Radio Free Asia (In Laos language), 5 October 2021 https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=748218663244151

Interview by universities academia channels

·       Mekong Interview with Premrudee Daoroung, Chula Radio (Chulalongkorn University)  Thailand, 8 May 2021 https://youtu.be/WgUWB_Ud28s

Episode 1: Environmental Issues in the Mekong Region with Premrudee Daoroung on a podcast series by the Southeast Asia Research Group from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2 September 2021 https://anchor.fm/searg-madison/episodes/Episode-1-Environmental-Issues-in-the-Mekong-Region-with-Premrudee-Eang-Daoroung-e16pmqm?fbclid=IwAR1Ghare2H7gtilxc1XMPqDINkD3zSUgzlHKi6Jj7t329P4XAxPdKoR2Asw

2020


    2019

    ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF)
     
    2019, (10-12 September 2019)


    REPORT: Plight of citizens PUSHED ASIDE by progress https://www.nationthailand.com/national/30371552?no_redirect=true  

    On Fourth Pillar on Environmental 

    13 Sept 2019 - Rapid Asean economic growth also brings rights, health, environment issues | Global News (inquirer.net)  

    Two years Aniversary of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dam collapsed

    9 Aug 2019 - Dam Break in Northeast Laos Causes Heavy Losses For Locals, Builder (malaysiasun.com)

    2 August 2019 Mekong runs dry as politics, business fail local communities (nationthailand.com)  

    2 Aug Mekong runs dry as politics, business fail local communities (nationthailand.com)

    25 July 2019 - Missing Mekong waters rouse suspicions of China | Reuters

    24 July 2019 -Stop work on Lao dam and help victims: groups – Asia Times  

    24 July 2019

    Families Search for Recompense a Year After Deadly Laos Dam Collapse | Voice of America - English (voanews.com)  

    25 July 2019 Missing Mekong waters rouse suspicions of China | Reuters

    24 July 2019 Stop work on Lao dam and help victims: groups – Asia Times

    24 July 2019 Families Search for Recompense a Year After Deadly Laos Dam Collapse | Voice of America - English (voanews.com)

    Press Conference in the occasion of one year anniversary of the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Dam collapse title “Xe Pian Xe Namnoy The search for accountability one year after the Laos dam collapse” (23 July 2019)

    Take Action - XPXN Accountability  

    9 Aug 2019 - Dam Break in Northeast Laos Causes Heavy Losses For Locals, Builder (malaysiasun.com)

    2 August 2019 Mekong runs dry as politics, business fail local communities (nationthailand.com)  

    2 Aug Mekong runs dry as politics, business fail local communities (nationthailand.com)

    28 July 2019 - One year from Laos dam collapse, insurers urged to help - Nikkei Asia    

    25 July 2019 - Missing Mekong waters rouse suspicions of China | Reuters

    24 July 2019 A year after the Laos dam collapse homeless survivors wait for help | The Thaiger    

    24 July 2019 -Stop work on Lao dam and help victims: groups – Asia Times  

    24 July 2019 Families Search for Recompense a Year After Deadly Laos Dam Collapse | Voice of America - English (voanews.com)  

    24 July 2019 Stop work on Lao dam and help victims: groups – Asia Times

    24 July 2019 Families Search for Recompense a Year After Deadly Laos Dam Collapse | Voice of America - English (voanews.com)

    23 July 2019 Dam disaster that ‘no one’ caused, one year on (nationthailand.com)    

    The public forum “Environment and livelihood Impacts of ASEAN Economic Integration: The peoples’ stories” (19 June 2019)

     19 June 2019 ASEAN environmental issues worsened since 2009 – civil groups | Thai PBS World: The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world

    19 June 2019  สิ่งแวดล้อม - มลพิษ โจทย์ท้าทายอาเซียน | พลิกปมข่าว https://fb.watch/2-IWrFzNmw/

    The press event and photos exhibit on “The ASEAN We Want: Testimony from Local Communities on Ecological Disastrous” (18 June 2019)

    30 June 2019 Land rights: Court rules in favour of Temiar Orang Asli | The Star

    The press event and photos exhibit on “The ASEAN We Want: Testimony from Local Communities on Ecological Disastrous” (18 June 2019)

    19 June 2019 https://fb.watch/2-J8PNZqan/

    The court Inquiry on the sugarcane plantation and land grabbing in Oddor Meanchey Province Cambodia (12-14 June 2019)

     25 Sept 2019 IDI, EC and LICADHO complaint to UK NCP about Bonsucro Ltd - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)    

    Cambodian farmers file lawsuit in Thailand against sugar producer Mitr Phol over alleged land grabbing - Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (business-humanrights.org)  

    5 July 2019 Cambodians to appeal ruling in Mitr Phol case (bangkokpost.com)  

    4 July 2019 Thai court rejects class action against sugar giant Mitr Phol | Business and Economy News | Al Jazeera  

    5 July 2019 Cambodian villagers to appeal Thai court's rejection of suit against sugar giant | Reuters  

    13 June 2019 Cambodian farmers battle in landmark lawsuit against Thai sugar firm | Life | Malay Mail  


    2018

    21 Sept 2018 -  South Korean CSOs Want Government, Company to be Accountable For Lao Dam Disaster — Radio Free Asia (rfa.org)  

    19 Sept 2018 - (Seoul - Yonhap News) Experts have pointed out that the South Korean government or companies should seek the consent of local people and transparently disclose business information before participating in foreign hydroelectric power plant projects in the future to prevent accidents such as the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dams in Laos  - 19 Sept 2018

    "라오스 댐 붕괴참사 재현 막으려면 사업정보 투명 공개해야" (naver.com) 

    10 Sept 2018 - SK Construction  (Korea) Vice President is present as a witness at the State Review Of Planning and Financial Affairs Committee at the National Assembly in Seoul on 16 June 2018.
    "It's not an issue that can be practiced at the SK construction level... President Choi Tae-won should step down."  

    (In Korean Language)

    '라오스댐 사고' 조기행 SK건설 부회장, 국감 출석 '진땀' < 건설·부동산 < 건설교통 < 기사본문 - 굿모닝경제 - 굿모닝 코리아, 굿모닝 경제! (kpinews.co.kr)  

    10 Aug 2018  Activists call on Laos dam operator to own up (bangkokpost.com) 

    10 Aug 2018

    Laos dam builders under scrutiny for rushing project - Nikkei Asia  

    2 April 2018Cambodian farmers sue Thai sugar group Mitr Phol over alleged land grab | Reuters

    10 Aug 2018 - ไปให้ไกลกว่าเขื่อนแตก: เสวนาสะท้อนทุน การเมือง ความจำเป็นกรณีเซเปียน-เซน้ำน้อย | ประชาไท Prachatai.com   


    2016

    18 Aug 2016 Human rights body calls for Asean land reforms (aseantuc.org)  

    14 July 2016 Thaireform - ภาคประชาสังคมชี้ลงทุนข้ามพรมแดน ละเมิดสิทธิ์ ผลักแรงงานเขมรไหลเข้าไทย (isranews.org) 

    13 Aug 2016 อุตสาหกรรมน้ำตาลไทย กับการเปลี่ยนแปลงวิถีชีวิตเกษตรกรไทย-กัมพูชา  https://transbordernews.in.th/home/?p=13575

    14 July 2016  ชาวกัมพูชารุมแฉอุตสาหกรรมน้ำตาลไทยในเกาะกง-โอดอร์เมียนเจย ทำลายชีวิต แย่งที่ดินทำครอบครัวแตก ระบุนโยบายอุดหนุนภาษีของยุโรป ส่งผลให้ทุนรุกคืบยึดพื้นที่เกษตรกรม https://transbordernews.in.th/home/?p=13358

    31 March 2016 เสวนา: ทรัพยากรเฮือกสุดท้ายในอาเซียน ใครต้องรับผิดชอบ? | ประชาไท Prachatai.com