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Paskorn Jumlongrach

Founder and reporter of www.transbordernews.in.th

Passakorn Jumlongrach is founder and reporter of www.transbordernews.in.th

Paskorn Jumlongrach
6 Apr 2021

Karen living in fear after Thailand turns its back

For more than a week, thousands of Karen villagers who fled the airstrikes on March 27 that targeted the Karen National Union (KNU) stronghold have been stranded in the jungle, starving and in fear for their lives.

6 Apr 2021 2
Karen living in fear after Thailand turns its back
8 Feb 2021

Respect Jai Paen Din villagers' right to homeland

It has been almost a month since a group of ethnic Karen villagers left their relocation site down the hill and headed back to Jai Paen Din village, the place they had called home for generations, deep in the Kaeng Krachan jungle.

8 Feb 2021 4
Respect Jai Paen Din villagers' right to homeland
28 Jan 2021

Karen return home, but future unsure

The return of indigenous Karen villagers who left their resettlement village for their ancestral homes deep in a forest in Kaeng Krachan National Park epitomises the need for a new approach in tackling the long-standing "man versus forest" problem.

28 Jan 2021 2
Karen return home, but future unsure
6 Jan 2021

Anti-migrant stance asking for trouble

The rapid rise in Covid-19 infection cases among migrant labour -- thousands are located in Samut Sakhon alone -- has caused alarm.

6 Jan 2021 18
Anti-migrant stance asking for trouble
26 Nov 2020

Fight for the Mekong gathers pace

More than 20 years ago, when two Chiang Rai-based environmentalists, Niwat Roikaew and Somkiat Kuenwongsa, learned that the Chinese government were blasting rapids in the upper Mekong River from Yunnan to Myanmar and Laos to clear the way for large commercial vessels, they started worrying.

26 Nov 2020 9
Fight for the Mekong gathers pace
16 Sep 2020

Buffaloes return to Ban Boonrueng

In a vast area of wetlands in Ban Boonrueng village, located in Chiang Rai's Chiang Kong district, the return of buffaloes signifies the resilience of what was a disappearing swamp forest in the northern province.

16 Sep 2020 2
Buffaloes return to Ban Boonrueng
11 Jun 2020

Sea gypsies still strive for security

Ten years ago this month, the Abhisit Vejjajiva administration issued a ground-breaking resolution that aimed to improve the livelihood of sea gypsies in the South, ensure community land rights, and restore their traditions.

11 Jun 2020 1
Sea gypsies still strive for security
28 May 2020

Working dream becomes a nightmare

Surin Pimpa and Sa-nguan Khunsong, now in their 60s, have spent most of their lives on a production line at Capital Rayon, a textile company based in Nakhon Pathom. Together, with fellow workers, they have produced countless socks for the company.

28 May 2020 8
Working dream becomes a nightmare
9 Apr 2020

'Little people' battling big fires

It was a hot afternoon but community leader Prue Odochao, his wife, and a group of 10 ethnic Karen villagers rushed from their houses. Their destination was a forest area being razed by bushfires.

9 Apr 2020 1
'Little people' battling big fires
27 Mar 2020

Poorest hit hard as virus brings society to its knees

After a long wait, the government has finally come up with relief packages to ease the plight of business operators and those losing their jobs due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

27 Mar 2020 8
Poorest hit hard as virus brings society to its knees