Karen activists lash out at singer’s defence of former park chief

Activists fighting for the rights of the Karen ethnic group took aim at a popular singer Thursday for taking the side of a former park official who has been implicated in burning down a local village and charged with the murder of a community campaigner.

“How come he is not singing songs to save Karen villagers from Bang Kloi Jai Paen Din and the people whose human rights are being abused right now?” wrote Palur Odochao, one of the leaders of the Northern Karen Network.

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