Indigenous rights deserve a break

Exactly a year ago this month, a group of indigenous Karen forest dwellers left their resettlement village in Kaeng Krachan National Park to go back to Bang Kloy Bon and Jai Paen Din, their ancestral homes deep in the jungle. They were immediately arrested and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s economic crunch, protests cast land rights struggle in new light

As Thailand’s economy cracks under COVID-19, land ownership and access are key to many communities’ ability to ride out the crisis. Amid ongoing popular protests, Thailand must decide how to address its stark wealth gap and the needs of low-income rural communities.Keep reading ...

P-Move vows to camp near Govt House

Members of a land rights advocacy group have vowed to camp near Government House until Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha steps in to resolve over 160 land disputes between villagers and the state.The People’s Movement for a Just Society, or P-Move, on Monday petitioned the prime ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Hi-tech mapping threatens land rights across the 'digital divide': experts

Countries are increasingly embracing drones and satellites to map land and minimize conflict rising from ownership disputes, but unequal access to these technologies can further endanger the rights of vulnerable people, analysts say.Keep reading ...

Rina Chandran

New forestland resolution ‘old wine in new bottle’

The government’s measures to tackle the problems over forest communities, which are outlined in a new Cabinet resolution, are deeply flawed, say representatives of forest dwellers. The Cabinet on Tuesday approved five new forestland management plans and measures to tackle forest encroachment.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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 ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

P-Move returns home after signing MoU

P-Move demonstrators have agreed to return home after signing a memorandum of understanding with authorities to kick off a process of hearing and solving their land rights problems. Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Protesters ‘staying’ till problems solved

Land rights demonstrators said they were satisfied by feedback from yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, but have decided to extend their protest in Bangkok to make sure their problems are fully resolved.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Land rights protesters dig in their heels

Amid close monitoring by security officers, land rights protesters continued to make their case in Bangkok but failed to reach agreements with all related official agencies to solve their problems.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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