11 Mar 2023
Following the February 2021 coup in Myanmar and subsequent violence against protesters, a large number of people from Myanmar came to Thailand seeking safety and are now living as refugees in urban areas. Some came with valid visas, while some are undocumented, but all are unrecognised as refugees and unprotected under Thai law.
27 Feb 2023
The Andaman Sea, southern Myanmar, 60 kilometers offshore south of Myanmar lies Yadana, the main natural gas field of the country. Natural gas sources have become a hotspot of geopolitical involvement in the ongoing political upheaval inside Myanmar as oil and gas rank as the top profit-making businesses for the coup-making military junta.
Fortify Rights releases new short-film on pushbacks of refugee children as Thai commission announces investigation
9 Feb 2023
The Government of Thailand should end refugee pushbacks and protect refugee rights, said Fortify Rights in a new short-film released last Thursday (2 February) on the forced return of refugee children to Myanmar.
12 Jan 2023
The title of a luxury Bangkok condo and two Siam Commercial Bank passbooks belonging to the children of junta head and war criminal Min Aung Hlaing were among items confiscated after the arrest of Myanmar crony arms broker Tun Min Latt, Justice For Myanmar has revealed in a report, based on the seizure record.
4 Jan 2023
Thailand is a common destination for large numbers of migrant workers, especially from neighbouring countries like Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. Among them are many LGBTQ who came to Thailand to escape harassment and prosecution in their own country, but found themselves faced with gender-based discrimination and unsafe work environments in Thaioand. No policies have been implemented for their protection.
23 Dec 2022
Prosecutors in Thailand have indicted a U.S. citizen and an accused arms dealer from Myanmar for their alleged roles in laundering drug money by purchasing energy from a Thai state-owned company, and sending it over the border to be sold in Myanmar.
7 Dec 2022
After it was reported last week that the Myanmar military government had sentenced to death 7 students from Dagon University in Yangon who participated in anti-junta protests, students in Chiang Mai went to the US Consulate and the Myanmar Consulate to file petitions protesting the death sentences.
15 Nov 2022
Because of bureaucratic impediments, foreign migrant workers are often unable to get social security cards and obtain access to the Thai public health care system.
7 Nov 2022
Despite mounting international pressure for energy companies to withdraw from Myanmar to prevent the ruling junta from filling its coffers and fuelling airstrikes on civilians, Thai PTT Group continues to own and operate natural gas fields in the country.
13 Oct 2022
For a few tense hours last week, Thai Senator Upakit Pachariyangkun was wanted for arrest in connection with an alleged drug trafficking and money laundering ring operating out of a casino in the Golden Triangle.
19 Sep 2022
The long and ongoing fight between the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) and the Thai government over the right to form a union is still not over. What changes could help ensure ethical workplace practices and improve the quality of migrant workers’ lives?
11 Aug 2022
Thai and Myanmar activists and artists gathered in Chiang Mai on Monday (8 August) to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the 8888 Uprising and protest the Myanmar junta’s violence against the people, while a performance artist staged a solo performance in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok on the same occasion.