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7 Mar 2017

Su Phyo Win, Myanmar Times

Thailand: Natl. Human Rights Commissioner examines Thai companies’ cross-border operations in Myanmar for human rights abuses

“NHRC looks into cross-border rights violations”, 6 Mar 2017

The delegation led by Tuenjai Deetes the National Human Rights Commissioner of Thailand – along with journalists, researchers and civil society representatives – visited Dawei in late February to exchange views in a public forum and push forward the investigation of two Thailand cross-border investment firms: Myanmar Pongpipat company and Italian-Thai Development company. After the visit, the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC of Thailand) will submit a report to the Thai and Myanmar governments.

During the visit, the commissioner met with the local community in Dawei and listened to the grievances of people affected by the two firms…

The commissioner supported and advocated the community’s recommendations…

“As the Thai Human Rights Commission, we are going to seek cooperation with the Myanmar Human Rights Commission [MHRC] in terms of what they can do for the Heinda case,” the commissioner explained.