The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC) has opened an official enquiry into the Heinda tin mine in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region for alleged human rights violations. A delegation led by NHRC commissioner Tuenjai Deetes visited the area earlier this year to gather information on the mine, which is privately run by Thai-owned Myanmar Pongpipat Company. According to villagers, the mine has impacted the Myaung Pyo creek, the village’s main water source. They said that more than 10 years ago, the creek ran clean and clear water and supported the fertile farmland along its way. But it has now dried up. The water has become brown and stilled while its banks have been desiccated.