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<p dir="ltr">Military officers in Isan, Thailand’s Northeast, intimidated academics and students on environmental research in areas with potash mining planned. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Three military officers from 24th Army Region base in Udon Thani Province on Wednesday morning, 16 September 2015, came to Huai Sampad Sub-district, Prajaksilapakom District, of the province to monitor activities of academics and students while they were in the field research on local environment and public health.</p>
<p>The Asia Pacific Potash Corporation has given money to villagers whose land will be mined underground.&nbsp; An activist says that this is a ploy to divide the villagers.</p>