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Posts Tagged ‘Mekong River’ (5 found)

Stateless At Sea: The Moken of Burma and Thailand

photoThe 25-page report, “Stateless at Sea: The Moken of Burma and Thailand,” describes in words and photographs serious violations of the rights of the Moken by state authorities – particularly the Burmese navy – including extortion, bribery, arbitrary arrest, and confiscation of property. Human Rights Watch also examines tightening immigration and maritime conservation laws that threaten their freedom of movement and traditional lifestyle. Most Moken are stateless, making them extremely vulnerable to human rights abuse and depriving them of access to medical care, education, and employment opportunities.

June 25, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Dam Debate Looms Large over Mekong Summit

By Rachel O’Brien

Leaders of Southeast Asian nations straddling the shrinking lower Mekong River are set to lean on China at landmark talks as controversy builds over the cause of the waterway’s lowest levels in decades.

Beijing’s Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao will join the premiers of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin to discuss management of the vast river, on which more than 60 million people depend […]

April 2, 2010  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Salween Watch (Vol.2)

The latest newsletter from the Salween Watch coalition gives an update on the Thai Prime Minister’s directive to study the impacts of the Hatgyi Dam, a new agreement on the upper Kunlong dam, and China’s plans to build seven new dams in eastern Shan State on tributaries of the Salween and Mekong rivers. There is […]

March 15, 2010  •  By Salween Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Salween Rally Calls on Burma’s Neighbors to Halt Dam Plans

Hundreds of villagers from both Burma and Thailand joined affected peoples from around the world in marking International Day of Action for Rivers yesterday as plans by China, Thailand and India steam ahead to dam all of Burma’s major rivers.

Five hundred farmers and fisher-folk gathered on the Salween River and shared their concerns about the impending construction of five massive dams planned on the river with performances and prayers to protect the Salween. […]

March 15, 2010  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Undercurrents Issue 3: Monitoring Developments on Burma’s Mekong

A periodic magazine that monitors developments along Burma’s Mekong River. This issue focuses on how the expanding influence of Chinese interests in the Golden Triangle region, from rubber plantations to wildlife trading, is bringing rapid destructive changes to local communities.  There are also articles on opium cultivation, mining operations, the mainstream Mekong dams in China, […]

April 1, 2009  •  By Lahu National Development Organization  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤