Public Forum on “Ethics of Thailand Investment in Myanmar’s Power Sector”

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

08.30-09.00 am      Registration

09.00-09.15 am      Opening Remarks by Mr. Veerawat Dheeraprasart

                                – Chairperson of Foundation for Ecological Recovery (FER)

09.15-09.45 am      Keynote Speech “Responsibility of Thai Society on Investment in
Myanmar” by Ajarn Sulak Sivaraksa 

09.45-10.15 am      Panel Discussion on “Overview Situation of Thailand’s Energy Investment in Myanmar”

Panelist:   1) Dr. Nirun Pitakwatchara – National Human Rights Commissioner

                2) Mr. Montree Chantawong – TERRA

Moderator: Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti – Director of RCSD, Chiang Mai University


10.15-10.30 am      Break/Refreshment

10.30-12.00 am      Panel Discussion on “Thai Society and Improvement of Standard on Electricity and Energy Investment in Myanmar”


1) Mr. Acksiri  Buranasiri – Director of Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA)   (TBC)

2) Mr. Somboon Arayaskul – Acting President of EGAT International Co.Ltd (TBC)

3) Mr. Surajit Chirawate – Senator for Samut Songkram, and Chairperson of Senate Committee on National Resource and Environment

4) Mr. Witoon Permpongsacharoen – Director of Mekong Energy and Ecology Network (MEE Net)

5) Mr. Somchai Homlaor – Law Reform Commissioner

Moderator: Mr. Srisuwan Kuankachorn – Co-Director of TERRA


12.00-13.00 pm     Lunch      


13.00-14.15 pm     Panel Discussion “Proposals for Investment on Coal-fired Power Plants in Dawei and Mong Kok, Myanmar” 

                               1) Ms. Juthamas Rajchaprasit  Chiang Rai People’s Anti Coal Network

                               2) Representative from Dawei Development Development (DDA)
                               3) Ms. Penchom Saetang – Director of EARTH

                               Moderator: Mr. Suphakij Nantaworakarn – Healthy Public Policy Foundation

14.15–14.30 pm    Break/Refreshment


14.30–16.00 pm     Panel Discussion “Proposals for Investment on Hydropower Projects in Salween/Talwin River, Myanmar” 

                               1) Mr. Laofang Bundidterdsakul – Representative from Salween River Network

                               2) Mr. Kraisak Choonhavan – Former Senator

                               3) Representative from Civil Society in Myanmar

                               Moderator: Premrudee Daoroung – Co-Director of TERRA


16.00–16.30 pm     Concluding Speech on “Responsible Investment in Myanmar from Neighboring Countries”  by Ms. Lahpai Seng Raw - Civil Society Leaders in Myanmar, Ramon Magsaysay Laureate 2013 (TBC)


**Translation to be provided


Co-Organisers: Toward Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance (TERRA) – Foundation for Ecological Recovery (FER) / Spirit in Education Movement (SEM) / Ecological Alert and Recovery - Thailand (EARTH ) / Healthy Public Policy Foundation / Greenpeace Southeast Asia / Burma Relief Center) / Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) / and Focus on the Global South (FOCUS) – Chulalongkorn’s Social Research Institute


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