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Paskorn Jumlongrach

Founder and reporter of www.transbordernews.in.th

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

Paskorn Jumlongrach
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
16 Nov 2019

'Billy' shines light on plight of Karens

The brutal murder of Karen rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen is a major blemish not only on the Kaeng Krachan forest conservation process but also Thailand's bureaucracy.

16 Nov 2019 4
'Billy' shines light on plight of Karens
15 Feb 2019

Needs of the Moken

The state earned praise for its immediate response to the devastating fire that ripped through a Moken village, but it must respond to pleas for rebuilding.

15 Feb 2019 1
Needs of the Moken
28 Apr 2018

Bringing back the halcyon days of old on Koh Samui

Lush coconut trees have long been the symbol of Koh Samui, the country's second-largest island and a famous tourist spot in the southern region. Unfortunately, a vast area of coconut plantations on the island have become plagued with black-headed worm disease which some locals liken to chronic problems that the tourist paradise has experienced.

28 Apr 2018 2
18 Dec 2017

Dawei's dilemma

Residents of Dawei seem to be in a double bind about development and which kind of progress they must choose: tourism or industry?

18 Dec 2017 1
Dawei's dilemma
12 Sep 2017

Forgotten crisis

A major shift has occurred by donors and agencies that has caused cuts in food supplies at camps for displaced persons along the Thai-Myanmar border.

12 Sep 2017