Displaced Karen demand land back

A civic group protested in front of the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry building on Friday as part of a campaign to pressure the government to resettle ethnic Karen villagers displaced from the Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi over a decade ago.

Twenty activists and ethnic Karen villagers submitted a petition to Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, asking him to allow those displaced to return to the “Jai Paen Din” forest in the Ban Bang Kloi area of the national park.

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Apinya Wipatayotin