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<p>The police in southern Thailand have questioned a freelance journalist about his political opinions and asked whether he is linked to anti-junta student activists in Thailand’s northeast and Deep South insurgent groups.</p> <p>On Wednesday afternoon, Pol Lt Col Parinya Hemachukiatkun, the Chief Inspector of the Special Branch Police of the southern province of Trang, came to inspect the house of Pratyakiat Waro, an independent journalist, while he was not home.</p>
<p>An environmental protection group in Isan, Thailand’s northeast, has issued a statement to urge state agencies to come up with measures to protect the local environmental from gas drilling activities.</p>
<p>The Thai military summoned four leaders of an activist group in Isan, Thailand’s northeast, for joining the blessing ceremony for an anti-junta student activist who staged an activity to commemorate the 2014 coup d’état last month. &nbsp;</p> <p>At 10.30 am on Friday, military officers in the northeastern province of Kalasin summoned four activists from the local <a href="">Ban Na Mun-Dun Sat Environmental Protect</a><u>ion Group</u> for a talk.&nbsp;</p>