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About Mekong Youth Assembly

Mekong Youth Assembly is a network of youth who come from the six countries that share the Mekong River: Tibet/China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. We aim to encourage all youths in the Mekong countries to bring about change in environmental concerns by working with their communities.

Migrant schooling cuts upset

Obec proposal would strike free education A government plan to cut state educational support to migrant workers' children has drawn opposition from a non-government organisation. Cutting funding for foreign students would limit their access to education, undermining the principle of [...]

By |September 8th, 2014|Human Rights, Other News|

A Report for ASEAN Youth and People Forum Participants

Mekong Youth Network and Mekong school alumni Meeting By: Mueda Nawanat Most of our participants attended in this meeting for their first time; we did activities for exchanging experiences from each person. We have been learned the proud of stories [...]

By |August 19th, 2014|Youth Empowerment|

Troubled waters: the Mekong River crisis

China is bafflingly silent about strange, record-breaking changes that have been wreaking havoc on the mighty Mekong River in recent months, writes Pilita Clark A fisherman on the Mekong River, Vientiane, Laos, April 2014 Den Kroolong got the jolting news in a [...]

By |August 1st, 2014|Dams and development projects, Other News|

Opponents seek to halt dam construction on SE Asia’s second longest river

  Fishermen sail their boats to the bank of the Nu River, also known as the Salween River, near Lushui in southwest China's Yunnan province March 3, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists, researchers and environmentalists from [...]

A Threat to Cambodia’s Sacred Forests

In a remote valley in southwest Cambodia, an indigenous group fights to protect its homes from the looming construction of a hydroelectric dam. In southwest Cambodia, at the foot of the Cardamom Mountains, is a single dirt road that meanders [...]

PROPOSED HYDROELECTRIC DAM ON MEKONG RIVER RAISES ENVIRONMENTAL AND FOOD SECURITY CONCERNS

Environmental activists are once again raising concerns over a proposed hydropower dam on the 4,300 kilometer Mekong River’s lower region in Southern Laos, near the border with Cambodia. The Don Sahong Hydropower project, one of eleven dams proposed for the [...]

By |May 15th, 2014|Campaigns, Dams and development projects|

Vietnam, Russia speed up work on nuclear power plant

A delegation from the Russian State Duma’s Energy Committee held a working session on July 17 with leaders of the central province of Ninh Thuan on ways to speed up construction of the Ninh Thuan 1 nuclear power plant in [...]

By |July 20th, 2013|Dams and development projects, Other News|

Villagers want creek cleaned up before more mines open

A lawyer representing Karen villagers in lower Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi's Thong Pha Phum district, who have suffered lead poisoning since the 1990s, said yesterday the Pollution Control Department (PCD) had ignored a Supreme Administrative Court order to rehabilitate the [...]

Thein Sein Enjoys Myitsone Praise as Dams on Salween Secretly Proceed

President Thein Sein’s surprise suspension of the Chinese-led hydroelectric dam on the Irrawaddy River at Myitsone in northwestern Burma secured him widespread praise at home and abroad and seemingly dismayed China. This was a project that would help solve power [...]

By |May 9th, 2013|Dams and development projects|

Burmese military stokes war in northern Shan State to clear way for Salween dam

Press release by the Shan Sapawa Environmental Organisation April 1, 2013 The Burmese Army has given an ultimatum to the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) to clear its troops from the west bank of the Salween River in an area where [...]

By |April 7th, 2013|Dams and development projects, Human Rights|