Category: Mekong Region

We, as workers, communities, associations, trade unions, civil society organisations and human rights defenders working for the promotion of human and labour rights in Cambodia, extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones in the tragic deadly collapse of an under-co …

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“I will promote a peaceful environment for a unified society based on love, unity and compassion so that Thai people can live with stability and happiness, and I will safeguard the dignity of the institutions of State, Religion and Monarchy which are deeply cherished by the people of Thailand” (Gene …

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by Supatsak Pobsuk Mixed Member Apportionment System (MMA) MMA, a newly designed electoral system, is unique and presumably, Thailand is the only country in the world that runs its election with the MMA system. With this system, a voter has only one vote (one ballot paper) and that vote will count f …

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[Twelve trade unions, people’s associations and NGOs are mobilizing today March 8 to put forward this set of seven clear and practical recommendations to the Cambodian government to held address real issues of women workers, as well as help achieve the country’s own goals of gender equality and pove …

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Laos’ ambition to become the “battery” of Southeast Asia has led to a proliferation of hydropower dams around the country. Yet with these dams come significant socio-economic and environmental consequences that need to be considered when deciding whether to build them. In Laos, risks all too often t …

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This case study report has been written to present and reflect on the Lor Peang land conflict with KDC International, from the perspective of the Lor Peang community activists. It utilizes information collected by the community and their supporters over the last 16 years and focuses on the events of …

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  The Southern Peasants’ Federation of Thailand (SPFT) celebrated their 10th anniversary on 20 to 21 December at Klong Sai Pattana community, Chai Buri district, Surat Thani province. Over the past 10 years, the SPFT has demonstrated its will to secure land for landless peasants and workers in …

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14 December 2018: On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, reiterate our calls for the Lao government to conduct an independent, impartial and effective investigation to reveal his fate and wher …

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Complete title: SEZs and Value Extraction from the Mekong: A Case Study on the Control and Exploitation of Land and Labour in Cambodia and Myanmar’s Special Economic Zones This is the Burmese language version of our case study report on special economic zones in Cambodia and Myanmar, of the incentiv …

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A public event was held on 17 to 18 November 2018 at Thammasat University, Bangkok to discuss and share the land issues in relation to inequality in Thailand. The event, which included panel discussions, lectures, a farmer market, as well as concerts and performances, also commemorated the 44th anni …

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