Forestry department was a bandit group of its own, trying to grab up as much land as it could, in the name of protecting the forest, but with no attention to justice.
7 Jan 2000
The planting of sugar pine.
A long time ago you asked me if I could find out who was planting all
the pine in northern Thailand.
Now it comes out that the Petroleum Authority of Thailand is doing it, huge swaths, completely eliminating the environment as they go along. They have the particularly nasty habit of taking Akha farm ground to do it, moving the Akha, then going after the newly cleared ground too.
Now almost the entire region of mountains in Chiangrai province is under threat from take over of this kind of growth.
I think that there is a significant story here, if someone would come and do it. The layer of death below the trees, planted as close together as they are is frightful.
25 jan 2000
Asian Development Bank
We have been told that specific land “development” policies backed by money from the ADB are the cause of forced village relocations in the mountains of northern Thailand and we hold you accountable for this now ongoing policy to move Akha villages.
As we can verify each point in these links, legal papers will be filed.
Huuh Mah Akha
Behind Mae Chan Luang
Water? The Thai Pig Farm
Relocated Small Village
North of Rimkok
Trees in the Rice
How Jeh Teeh, the Lahu man used his position to sell out Akha Land
The village next to Pah Nmm was a Christian Lahu or Mooser village called Jeh Boh Mooser after Jeh Boh, the old man in the village. They also had moved off the hill.
Jeh Teeh was the Mooser pastor, also the Oberthor (goverment position)
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