Activist group renews SEZ fight in South

The Chana Rak Thin Network has renewed its call for the government to scrap a plan to develop a special economic zone (SEZ) in Songkhla’s Chana district ahead of a zoning meeting concerning the proposed project.

Activist Kaireya Ramanyah, known as “daughter of the sea”, renewed the call by inviting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to her home where she can see dolphins swimming in the ocean.

Ms Kaireya issued the invitation during a public forum on Tuesday at the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC).

“You may realise that real development should be in line with [safeguarding] natural resources,” she said. “Your plan might generate huge profits, but it is not for locals.”

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