30 Oct 2007
Ni or Rasita Suiyoung told Prachatai that she crossed the border into Thailand in 2002 with her mother, after her father had died in Burma. Her elder brother had worked in Thailand, and after he learnt of the father's death, he brought Ni and their mother to Ranong.
30 Oct 2007
Outspoken anti-coup leftist academic Giles Ungphakorn is back from the UK. Did he meet Thaksin? He shared with Prachatai information about his visit, and opinions about Thailand's politics and people's movements.
28 Oct 2007
At the IFEX General Meeting in Montevideo on 7 to 12 October, 20 IFEXmembers and partners formed a special Burma Action Group (BAG) to respondto the unfolding humanitarian crisis.
26 Oct 2007
Thailand's increasing reliance on poorly trained and loosely supervised paramilitary and militia forces is complicating its efforts to tackle the insurgency in the South.
25 Oct 2007
Giles Ungpakorn has condemned his colleagues at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Political Science for serving dictatorship and being corrupt.
25 Oct 2007
Failure to Prosecute Tak Bai Killings Turns Reconciliation Policy Into Empty Promise
25 Oct 2007
Prachatai talked with Pornsuk Kerdsawang, editor of Friends without Borders, a small magazine launched in 1999 and devoted to covering stories of refugees from Burma living in refugee camps along the Burma-Thailand border.
25 Oct 2007
The internet user allegedly involved in a lèse majesté web-board thread posted on Prachatai discussion forum late last year met police for interrogation. He said he did not remember if he posted the comment and now the thread has been deleted.
22 Oct 2007
On Oct 21, 14 human rights organizations voiced their opposition to the Internal Security Bill which had been approved by the cabinet on Oct 16, and is being forwarded to the National Legislative Assembly to pass into law.
20 Oct 2007
On Oct 18, the Ranong Provincial Court conducted a hearing on complaints filed by families of southern suspects detained in Rattanarangsan military camp for a 4-month occupational training programme. Families of 10 detainees had asked the court to order their immediate release claiming the detention is unlawful.
19 Oct 2007
On Oct 18, about 500 local people from various districts of Ratchaburi province visited the Energy Ministry to submit to the permanent secretary their petition to order the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to scrap its affiliated companies' planned bids to build new power plants in their neighbourhood
19 Oct 2007
As the violent crackdown on people continues in military-ruled Burma, the Shwe Gas Movement calls on multinational oil and gas companies with investments in Burma to suspend their projects and take concrete steps to coordinate support for the UN-sponsored efforts on reconciliation and dialogue in Burma.


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