Thousands of people, including those adversely affected by state projects and landless farmers, were expected to rally in Bangkok today to call on the government to resolve their problems.
More than 3,000 members of the People's Movement for a Just Society (P-move) _ which consists of landless farmers, displaced people and those affected by state projects _ are expected to take part in the rally.
The network previously staged several rallies to demand the government look into their plight.
They will gather at the Royal Plaza early today before moving to Government House. The group is demanding the government deliver on its policy promises.
These promises include setting up a land bank for landless farmers, the passage of a community land deeds bill, issuing community land deeds quickly, compensating those affected by state projects and policies, following up on the Ban Man Kong housing project and providing assistance for the homeless.
P-move also campaigns for citizenship for the stateless, the rights of contract farmers and changes to unfair laws against forest dwellers.
The movement wants the sluice gates of the Pak Moon dam in Ubon Ratchathani open all year round to allow the free flow of the Moon River.
In January last year, the Pheu Thai government agreed to set up a committee chaired by then-deputy prime minister Yongyuth Wichaidit that would set up 10 subcommittees to deal with specific issues. However, P-move said the government's attempts to solve their problems have failed to make progress.
Meanwhile, another group of about 150 people, protesting against the role of the International Court of Justice in considering the Preah Vihear case filed by Cambodia, gathered near Sanam Luang yesterday evening.
The protesters, led by the Palang Dharmathipatai Group, were to be joined by members of the Alliance of Thai Patriots, led by Chaiwat Sinsuwong.
Mr Chaiwat's group travelled from Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday and expected to arrive in Bangkok late last night.