The Royal Thai Governments Major Achievement on Resolving Statelessness: Success Case in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand


[1] This report is originally written in Thai by Tuenjai Deetes and Darunee Paisarnpanichakul and translated into English for the first publishing and presenting to the International Seminar on Legal Problems pertaining to Nationality and Rights of Citizenship in Thailand, 10th July 2017, Bangkok, Thailand. 

On May Day, labour activists across Thailand assembled to call for a better welfare state and fair working conditions.

International Workers’ Day this year — 1 May 2017 or ‘May Day’ — saw the Rangsit Labour Union travelled to Pathumtani to deliver a petition to the provincial governor. The petition stakes eight demands:      ....

Soldiers have summarily killed a Lahu youth activist after attempting to arrest him as an alleged drug suspect. On 17 March 2017, soldiers and other security officers of the Pha Muang Task Force deployed at a checkpoint in Mueang Na Subdistrict of Chiang Dao District in Chiang Mai Province summarily killed Chaiyapoom Pasae, a 17-year-old member of the Lahu ethnic minority. The soldiers claimed that they found a certain amount of amphetamine in the car Chaiyaphum was sitting in and that he resisted arrest by pulling out a knife before running into a bush.