Thailand

Group warns of rising ASEAN land grab conflicts

International Federation for Human Rights says Southeast Asia is facing increasing conflicts and violence over land grab activity. A “land grab” relates to taking land quickly, forcefully and often illegally.

Probe to hit foreign SEZ firms

The Thai government's much vaunted Special Economic Zones are under scrutiny amid reports of land grabs by foreign firms dodging the law on foreign acquisitions by having Thais act as nominees.

Thai company’s return to sugar group challenged by NGOs

Three local NGOs have filed a com­plaint with international sug­ar industry group Bonsucro for re­admitting Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol even though thousands of fam­ilies forced off the company’s for­mer plantations in Oddar Mean­chey province have yet to be fully compensated.