Tin Mining Company Accused of Polluting River Urged to Drop Defamation Charges

A tin-mining com­pany accused of polluting a river in Myanmar with toxic chemicals including arse­nic has come under fire from rights groups for su­ing a Thai journalist and his newspaper.

Myanmar Pongpipat Co Ltd, a Thai company, has launched a criminal defamation suit against Pratch Rujivanarom and the Bangkok-based news­paper The Nation follow­ing the publication of a story it says damages its reputation.

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