Krabi Coal Power Plant

Energy Ministry defends Krabi's power plant

Date of Release: 
Jul 22 2015

In a statement, he said the ministry welcomed the protesters’ three demands: to cancel the environmental impact assessment report, to definitely postpone the August 5 bid, and to form a joint committee.

He also insisted that the project is implemented accordingly to environmental laws.

"The clean-coal power plant, to replace an old lignite-fired power plant, is to ensure sufficient power supply under the Power Development Plan 2015, particularly for the South," he said.

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Too many rumours

Date of Release: 
Jul 25 2015

Army chief Gen Udomdej Sitabutr found himself uncomfortably in the spotlight again when rumours swirled that the government would form an administration of national unity and he was among those tipped to become prime minister.

Both Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Gen Udomdej denied the reports.

Adding to Gen Udomdej’s discomfort is talk of a cabinet shake-up and talk that he would be promoted from deputy defence minister to defence minister.

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