Anti-Mine Villagers Urge Authorities to Look Into Health Hazards

Anti-mine villagers await state officers to submit the petition [Pattraporn Tanngam/Thai PBS]

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK – Thai villagers from seven provinces came together to file a petition asking authorities to investigate the health hazards allegedly caused by nearby mines. 

According to Neo E-Saan Movement facebook page, a facebook group promoting community rights in Isan, representatives from seven provinces of Thailand’s North and Northeast, such as Nakhon Sawan, Loei, Saraburi, and Phichit gathered in Bangkok on Wednesday to submit a petition to several state agencies.

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