No smiling matter

Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

-- Three Thai community leaders presented a bowl of coal to Asian Development Bank president Haruhiko Kuroda during the bank's annual meeting in Hyderabad, between May 3-6, 2006. It was a symbolic protest by Narudon Suchartphong, Charoen Dethkum and Sutti Atchasai against the impact of the bank-funded thermal plant run by Banpu Public Company Limited and the Mae Moh coalmine, which were causing respiratory diseases, destroying livelihoods and displacing thousands in Thailand.

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