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Judge: Water project needs hearings

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A Central Administrative Court judge on Tuesday suggested the government conduct public hearings before it starts on the main parts of its building the major 350-billion-baht water management and flood infrastructure plan. 

The suggestion was made by Wassana Malithong, an administrative court judge who also serves as the spokesperson for a suit filed by Srisuwan Janya, chairman of the Anti Global Warming Association.

Mr Srisuwan's suit asks the court to order the Water and Flood Management Committee (WFMC) to cancel all projects until a public hearing is held. It suit names Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the WFMC as joint defendants, responsible for the planned spending.

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