Columnnist

Paskorn Jumlongrach

Founder and reporter of www.transbordernews.in.th

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

Paskorn Jumlongrach
25 Dec 2021

Why Moei River has become a war zone

This week's exodus of thousands of people fleeing for their lives from Myanmar's Karen State into Thailand's Mae Sot district in Tak was not unexpected.

25 Dec 2021 10
Why Moei River has become a war zone
21 Oct 2021

Myanmar strife keeps getting worse

The sour relationship between Myanmar and Asean might have forced the Tatmadaw -- a term for the Myanmar junta government -- to go soft and release hundreds of political prisoners from Insein prison, in a bid perceived as an attempt to extend an olive branch to the regional bloc.

21 Oct 2021
Myanmar strife keeps getting worse
9 Sep 2021

China's bold plans for the region

The Yuam Water Diversion Project made headlines recently after its environmental impact assessment (EIA) last month won approval by an expert review committee (ERC) and was tabled before the National Environment Board (NEB).

9 Sep 2021 25
China's bold plans for the region
24 Jul 2021

Heritage bid shows a clash of priorities

This week, villagers from Bang Kloy village, Kaeng Krachan district, in Phetchaburi province put their heads together to find solutions to a raft of issues, including the Covid-19 outbreak that looks set to pile upon more misery on them.

24 Jul 2021 10
Heritage bid shows a clash of priorities
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