Activists set up camp over land issues

Members of a land rights advocacy group on Monday set up camp near the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, calling on it to resolve land disputes between villagers and the state.The People’s Movement for a Just Society, or P-Move, also petitioned Natural Resources and ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

No land, no fish: Mekong community in northeast Thailand struggles against a double-threat

Ubon Ratchathani locals in northeast Thailand are wondering why they are being prosecuted for farming on land passed on to them by their parents.“If I lost my land, I would want to die. I wouldn’t want to live,” said 50-year-old Rit Chansuk, his voice quivering ...

New forestland resolution ‘old wine in new bottle’

The government’s measures to tackle the problems over forest communities, which are outlined in a new Cabinet resolution, are deeply flawed, say representatives of forest dwellers. The Cabinet on Tuesday approved five new forestland management plans and measures to tackle forest encroachment.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Land titles for certain plots being revoked, says minister

Natural Resources and Environment Minister General Surasak Karnjanarat told reporters yesterday (Oct 30) that the Land Department was in the process of revoking the land-rights documents for privately owned plots in Phetchabun that are encroaching on forestland. Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

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