Hundreds displaced from flash floods

BANG SAPHAN and BANG SAPHAN NOI: Some 800 residents in 250 households had been displaced from flash floods that caused damage to at least six roads in the southern district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Thai media outlet, iNNnews reports that agriculture damage surveys were still being conducted on December 12, and that this is the fifth time this year the area has faced such a disaster, while Siam Rath reports damaged bridges, and a packed hospital with many residents suffering from colds after toughing out three days of continuous rain. 

Prachuap farmers distressed from falling coconut prices, blame ‘Free Trade’

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Farmers are demanding the government intervene to curb unchecked cross-border trade, as coconut prices at local markets have fallen to or below the cost of production.

A representative from the Prachuap Coconut Farmers Network staged a press conference in December to seek clarity from the Commerce and Agriculture ministries in the face of plummeting coconut prices, Matichon reports. Continue reading “Prachuap farmers distressed from falling coconut prices, blame ‘Free Trade’”