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The Conscientious Objectors of Thailand

BANGKOK — Every April, Thailand begins its annual draft lottery to conscript Thai males, aged 21 and above, into military service. The young men line up to draw slips of paper; a red slip means one has to serve for

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Southeast Asia’s pledge to end statelessness gathers steam

A firm promise to grant citizenship to all born in a country is crucial to halt the cycle of displacement, writes Adam Bemma BANGKOK — The Moo Paa or Wild Boars football team captured the world’s attention this time last year

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Thailand’s Future Not Looking Forward – CBC The World This Weekend

BANGKOK – This week, Thailand’s 2014 coup leader Prayut Chan-ocha was re-appointed prime minister – completing his transition from military to civilian leader. The leader of the pro-democracy party that challenged him — now faces charges that risk the party’s future.

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Thailand’s parliament meets, but military retains upper-hand

Elections took place on March 24 under a complicated new system that empowered small parties – and the military. Bangkok, Thailand – Thailand’s newly-elected parliament sits for the first time on Friday, as pro-military and pro-democracy parties manoeuvre for power

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Thailand: The Uphill Battle to Repeal NCPO Decrees

Stepping off the elevator and into the famed penthouse at downtown Bangkok’s Maneeya Center, Chonthicha Jangrew takes a seat close to the bar. The chairs and tables at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand begin to fill up around her

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Thailand’s Urban Refugees, Migrant Workers and Stateless People

BANGKOK – The stench inside Suan Phlu Immigration Detention Centre is indescribable. The guards give detainees bright orange t-shirts – with a phone number printed on the front – to wear when they enter the IDC reception area. About a

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Thailand 2019 Election Report – CBC The World This Weekend

BANGKOK – Many Thai voters are hoping for change as they wait on the result of their election. It’s the first held in eight years and the first since Thailand’s 2014 coup. Millions of young people voting for the first time

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