Mae Hong Son on Wednesday presented Thai citizenship identification cards to 417 formerly stateless children and young people who were born to foreigners living in the northern province.

Asean 2018: More work to be done on labour migration

A consensus between Asean countries is a relief but the 2017 Asean Consensus does not carry legal weight

Moe Thuzar For The Straits Times

Nearly seven million - or two-thirds - of approximately 10 million international migrants living and working in Asean come from within the region. In 2017, the 8 per cent of the world's migrants were from the Asean countries.

The majority of these are low-skilled and undocumented workers in the construction, plantations and domestic services sectors.

Lahu activist Chaiyaphum remembered at Chiang Mai ceremony

Friends and colleagues of Lahu activist Chaiyaphum Pasae gathered at a remembrance ceremony on the first anniversary of his death on Saturday morning.

Ethnic minority youth networks and allied agencies arranged the remembrance event and religious ceremony at Wat Suandok Temple in Chiang Mai for Chaiyaphum, who was extrajudicially killed by a military officer.

Education Council to compile data on migrant children

                             The Education Council is to collect and compile data about migrant children in Thailand to better provide free education for them as soon as possible, it said on Monday.

Secretary-General Dr Chaiyapruek Serirak said his office would collect and compile data about children who had followed their immigrant parents to work in Thailand.

Stateless boy wins 'ticket to a new life'

Keng, a stateless orphan in the care of Mahamek Home for Boys in Bangkok's Sathorn district, almost had to pinch himself when he found he had been granted Thai nationality as the ID card he was clutching will be a ticket to a better life.

His new fancy name of Kittichai Chatsakulphuwadol has been registered at the district office of Kannayao in Bangkok.

He eventually obtained an identity card he had looked forward to receiving for a long time. The ID card which most Thais by birth take for granted will now give him full access to rights and benefits as a Thai citizen.

342 stateless people win Thai status

Kanchanaburi: A group of 342 stateless people have pledged to be good citizens in a ceremony held in this western province to formally grant them Thai citizenship.

They were among 971 people, mostly from ethnic minority groups, recently declared Thai nationals -- a status they viewed as necessary to obtaining better jobs and an improved standard of living.

All were born and reside in Kanchanaburi's remote Thong Pha Phum district adjacent to Myanmar.

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