29/07/2021

THAILAND DAILY

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Thailand’s gold panners blame Mekong dams in China, Laos as fortune dries up

  • ‘I used to find pieces of gold the size of a tamarind seed,’ says Rodjana Thepwong, 64. ‘Now there are only tiny amounts’
  • It is not only gold that is disappearing. Activists say the diets, livelihoods and environment of 60 million people have been jeopardised by the dams, and that effects are getting starker

Updated: 10:12am, 25 May, 2021

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