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Kannikar Petchkaew

Kannikar Petchkaew is a journalist covering topics in the region from political instability to social imparity and from endless poverty to armed conflicts.

Thailand’s controversial Chatree gold mine, blamed for sickening local villagers, is set to reopen

The Chatree mining complex in Northern Thailand began operations in 2001 and was closed by Thailand’s ruling junta in 2017. Villagers say the environment and their health has suffered as a result of the operations. In January 2022, the government gave permission for the mine to reopen.