Date of Release:
Mar 27 2013
he approval of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Thai-Malaysian gas pipeline in Songkhla 12 years ago was illegal, a Supreme Administrative Court judge said Tuesday.
However, judge Panuphan Chairat stopped short of ordering the revocation of the pipeline's permit, as demanded by a group of 18 residents from Songkhla's Chana district.
The residents, calling themselves the Pipeline Project Opponent Network, say their lives have been affected by the pipeline and that its licensing was illegal.