When in Burma, they were called Cha, which means Thai. They were treated as second-class citizens and abused by the Burmese military state.
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the husband of a human rights defender in the south of Thailand has been shot dead. Ma-usoh Malong's wife has been organising and supporting the victims and families of the Tak Bai incident. Other human rights defenders in Thailand believe that the killing is intended as a warning to all of them.
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemnsthe arrest of Khin Mar Lar, the wife of award-winning journalist anddocumentary filmmaker Thaung Tun.
"The Burmese come to work in Thailand for different reasons. Most come because of hardship at home. Now, we are aware of what is happening in Burma, we are very angry. The Burmese government does not care about its citizens.
Web-board posters ‘Praya Pichai' and ‘Ton Chan' appeared at Bangkok's Criminal Court on Friday Oct 12, and were told by the court that the prosecution had yet to proceed with the case.
Banning books must be contagious in Thailand! The Thai government has now ordered censorship of the Thai translation of Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party, "à¡éÒº·ÇÔ¨ÒÃ³ì¾ÃÃ¤¤ÍÁÁÔÇ¹ÔÊµì" FACT readers may be forgiven for wondering what criticising the Chinese government has to do with us!
The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) welcomes Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont's call for a fair election without money politics, made on his first day as Interior Minister. ANFREL calls on political parties, the Elections Commission of Thailand (ECT), the government and voters themselves to make this aspiration a reality.
A lèse majesté charge was filed with the Crime Suppression Division police against unidentified internet users who posted messages on the Prachatai web-board.
The Forum for Democracy in Burma (FDB) would like to call all 27 European Union (EU) members to impose economic sanctions including a total ban on all new investments in Burma and a ban on financial transactions.