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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
19 Jan 2023

A search for land justice on Koh Lipe

When asked about the sea gypsy way of life, Saluoy Hantalae's eyes flashed with happiness. The woman of Urak Lawoi origin from Lipe island, rushed to bring a ga-bang boat (traditional boat used by sea gypsies) model and explained vividly.

19 Jan 2023 7
A search for land justice on Koh Lipe
16 Dec 2022

Koh Lipe villagers suffer 'Paradise Lost'

While Satun's Lipe island in the Andaman sea has gained recognition as a tourist paradise, its beauty is the cause of deep trouble for Urak Lawoi -- an indigenous group that has been living on this pristine island for over a century.

16 Dec 2022 5
Koh Lipe villagers suffer 'Paradise Lost'
18 Jul 2022

Fear rules desolate border battleground

Many houses have their own bunkers, with some villagers even digging holes and putting layers of sandbags around them. A few houses even have concrete or wooden roofing covered with sandbags.

18 Jul 2022 4
Fear rules desolate border battleground
11 Jun 2022

Criminal gangs tarnish Golden Triangle

Bo Keo airport which is under construction in the northern part of Laos may give the impression of economic development in this once quiet corner of the world.

11 Jun 2022 26
Criminal gangs tarnish Golden Triangle
28 May 2022

A win for Kru Ti and the Mekong River

Over the past 20 years, Niwat Roykaew, a teacher, activist and founder of the Chiang Khong Conservation Group in Chiang Rai province has been campaigning to bolster the grassroots movement he initiated to protect the Mekong River, a crucial lifeline for countries in the Mekong Region.

28 May 2022 4
A win for Kru Ti and the Mekong River
1 Feb 2022

Junta brutality triggers desertions

Becoming a commissioned officer in the Tatmadaw was a dream for many young men in Myanmar. Among them, was Captain Zero (real name withheld for safety reasons), an army officer who was once stationed in Magway, which lies northwest of Nay Pyi Taw.

1 Feb 2022 2
Junta brutality triggers desertions
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