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Too little, too late for Lahu traumatised by youth's killing

28 May 2017 at 07:00

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Tribute to a young victim: Lahu children from Ban Kong Phak Ping village perform a traditional dance at the gathering to mourn the death of youth activist Chaiyaphum Pasae. PHOTO: Paritta Wangkiat

'They pointed a gun at me," Lana whispers into my ear. It's like a confession after her attempts to tell me fragments of a happy story that sounds like her Lahu community lives in a peaceful haven -- but she hesitates when saying "they are helping to develop us".

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