Gold mining to be suspended in ThailandPhoto: Protesters in Loei, Thailand in March. Photo by: Protection International

Thailand’s military regime has ordered the shutdown of all mining operations. According to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the decision was taken based on health and environmental considerations.

Gold mining to be suspended in ThailandPhoto: Protesters in Loei, Thailand in March. Photo by: Protection International

One of the mines affected by this decision is the Australian-owned Chatree mine, which has been the target of environmental protests over alleged contamination of nearby villagers. Read the complete article on the website of the Sydney Morning Herald.

The GoodElectronics Network published an article in March on a court case between activists defending their village and a gold mining operation. Read it here.