Dadodin Patavatto a Buddhist monk, leads a silent march to the prime minister's office in Bangkok to demonstrate against a proposed coal power plant in southern Thailand. The plans for an 800-megawatt coal power plant have sparked an outcry in the typically tranquil Krabi province, famed for its white sand and picturesque limestone cliffs. Photo: AP

Thailand chases Chinese money, but at what cost?

From environmental damage to technology transfer, the junta’s overdrive to tap Chinese investment raises a lot of questions as the men in uniform try to breathe life into a slackening economy in order to legitimise their rule

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Dadodin Patavatto a Buddhist monk, leads a silent march to the prime minister's office in Bangkok to demonstrate against a proposed coal power plant in southern Thailand. The plans for an 800-megawatt coal power plant have sparked an outcry in the typically tranquil Krabi province, famed for its white sand and picturesque limestone cliffs. Photo: AP
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