Govt ‘stalling’ on Chana project

The cabinet’s decision to delay the controversial Chana industrial estate project in Songkhla — as urged by groups rallying against the project — from Wednesday until a “neutral” environmental assessment has been completed triggered a fierce reaction from demonstrators.

One protest leader accused the government of attempting to buy enough time to manipulate the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) while another hinted that the protest would escalate following the government’s decision.

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Bangkok Post Reporter