SASIN CHALERMLARP

Malaysia Tatler - - FEATURES -

WHY HIM? On Septem­ber 24, 2013, mem­bers of the pub­lic lined the streets of Bangkok and cheered as Sasin limped into the cap­i­tal, com­plet­ing a 388km-long walk to protest against the con­struc­tion of the Mae Wong Dam. The aca­demic, ac­tivist and chair­man of the Seub Nakhasathien Foun­da­tion was just one of many in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions—in­clud­ing the Wwf—op­posed to the project, whose fate still hangs in the bal­ance. THAT’S NOT ALL This year, Sasin and the foun­da­tion are press­ing for the speedy pros­e­cu­tion of ty­coon Prem­chai Kar­na­suta, who was ar­rested for al­legedly killing a pro­tected leop­ard in a na­tional park.

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