SPECIAL REPORT: A painful judgement on land rights

The top court’s recent verdict in the case of karen forest dwellers has left them without their traditional land.

Shortly after the helicopter took off, those left behind could hear the bamboo stalks breaking, making a sound like the crackling of wood burning in a fire.

The officials from Kaeng Krachan National Park offered a chopper ride to the elderly Karen, Ko-I Meemi, who honoured his daughter’s request that he move downhill from the steep-sloped upper mountain.

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Piyaporn Wongruang