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  • NEWS

    Thai activist gets political refugee tag

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 14/11/2018

    » Anti-junta activist Chanoknan Ruamsap, who fled the country earlier this year after being charged with lese majeste, has received political refugee status from the South Korean government.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A film festival devoted to refugee crises

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/12/2017

    » The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will host the 7th Refugee Film Festival Bangkok 2017, which runs from tomorrow until Dec 10 at Paragon Cineplex. Admission is free, but advanced registration is required at the UNHCR Facebook page.

  • OPINION

    Refugee fears well founded

    Oped, Published on 15/07/2014

    » The announcement by Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha last Friday that Myanmar refugees will be repatriated was a surprise to everyone. The army commander said he had come to a personal agreement on the matter with the head of the Myanmar military. The head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) cited national security for wanting to move out all 130,000 people and close the refugee camps. But national security will be even more irreparably harmed if any part of this huge, proposed human movement is mismanaged or bungled.

  • LIFESTYLE

    No mere act

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/01/2019

    » Sakda Kaewbuadee is an actor, but not the kind who always spends time in the limelight, walking red carpets and giving autographs. When he is away from acting, he helps refugees.

  • LEARNING

    Refugee camp fire cause still in dispute

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 25/03/2013

    » It is still not clear what caused the inferno that killed 37 Karen refugees and injured more than 100 in Mae Hong Song camp on Friday. Humanitarian assistance is now pouring in. Photo by Thiti Wannamontha.

  • LEARNING

    Policeman: Camp blaze not an accident

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 27/03/2013

    » The fire that ravaged Mae Surin refugee camp on Friday was not an accident, embattled Khun Yuam district police chief Pol Col Nitinart Wittayawuthikul claimed Tuesday.

  • NEWS

    Thousands flee fighting in Myanmar

    Published on 17/02/2015

    » BEIJING — Tens of thousands of refugees from Myanmar's ethnic region of Kokang have fled into the neighbouring Chinese province of Yunnan over the past week amid fighting between militants and government troops.

  • NEWS

    Stuck in the middle over Araibi affair

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 18/02/2019

    » Among those involved in the case of Bahraini refugee footballer, Hakeem al-Araibi, which culminated in his return to Australia, was Chatchom Akapin, director-general of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG)'s International Affairs Department,who admits staff were worried about how it would turn out.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Who's the hero here?

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 28/03/2019

    » Scene Zero's Shogo Tanikawa emerges with another play about outsiders. While last year's 4 Seasons draws sensitive and convincing portraits of Thai immigrants in Japan, this year's Hero gives us characters that are either blurry or just plain ludicrous.

  • NEWS

    Asylum seeker arrives in Canada

    News, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Refugee: Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who claimed she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back from Thailand has arrived in Canada after she was granted asylum.

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