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  • OPINION

    Investments should recognise local rights

    News, Pianporn Deetes, Published on 22/05/2017

    » A year ago, the cabinet issued a resolution recognising an obligation to protect human rights in Thai outbound investments. With Thai companies increasing their operations in neighbouring countries in sectors that carry significant risks for human rights and the environment, further action to put this important commitment into practice is now overdue.

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    Salween dams threaten river communities

    News, Pianporn Deetes, Published on 29/09/2016

    » The Thai government's recent push to speed up its energy investment in Myanmar's Salween River contradicts its own efforts to warn Thai investors from operating overseas projects that violate human rights.

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    Visit is chance to rethink investments

    News, Pianporn Deetes, Published on 23/06/2016

    » This week's visit by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's state counsellor, to Thailand appears to hold out hope for Thai state and private investors to revitalise their plans for key investments in Myanmar. Among these projects, the most prominent are the Dawei Special Economic Zone and a cascade of hydroelectric dams on the Salween River.

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