Thai Investment in Myanmar: A Closer Look

It's been almost one year since Thailand's government set out to regulate their investment projects in other countries to comply with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). The Cabinet Resolution was released on 16 May 2016 and pertains to extra-territorial obligations/business and human rights of Thai transboundary investments in Southeast Asia. Recently, the Thai National Human Rights Commission traveled to observe one of Thailand’s international investment projects in Myanmar's Tanintharyi Region, including a tin mine and a Special Economic Zone.

Writing the Rulebook: Will Thailand Force Its Businesses to Respect Human Rights?

It has been one year since Thailand’s cabinet released its resolution to regulate Thai outbound investment and recommended compliance with the United Nations Guiding Principles . . .

Anti-Coal Campaigns in Thailand Offer Hope to Myanmar Activists

While most European countries are shuttering coal plants, Southeast Asia is moving in a different direction. Last year, Myanmar’s leaders startled climate campaigners by throwing . . .

Thai Investors Can’t Violate Human Rights In Myanmar

“We demanded for the ITD to solve all problems incurred from this SEZ, disclose information to the community, undertake meaningful public participation and ensure that . . .

Myo Aung (Myanmar)

“We should use different tools like media, campaigns, advocacy tools, to raise our voice—to get our rights.”
Myo Aung, EarthRights School Mekong 2011

Being a journalist is hard work. It’s even harder when you work in a place that wants to silence you. 

Meet Myo Aung. Myo Aung co-founded Dawei Watch, an underground news agency that covers the problematic Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southeastern Myanmar.

“Who will take responsibility?”: Communities Testify about Dawei SEZ at Thai Human Rights Commission

This week, communities affected by the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) testified at a public hearing at the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) . . .