A land rights activist whose husband was disappeared last year is serving a six-month sentence in prison for encroaching on national forest reserves. Her fellow community members continue to organize resistance as their numbers dwindle.
This is Part II of the story of an ailing man who’s struggling to navigate Thailand’s revered healthcare system — one that fails to care for its neediest patients. Today’s story discusses the larger forces that have impacted his fate.
In November villagers in Loei Province protested the renewal of a forest use license for the Phuthapfa gold mining site, operated by Tungkum Ltd (TKL). If the TAO grants the license, Tungkum Ltd will once again have all the licenses needed to restart operations in the gold mine.