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Asylum protection officer: ‘in Thailand we treat refugees like tourists’

By: Janelle Retka - Photography by: Cory Wright - November 19, 2018

Waitsara Rungthong has worked as a protection officer in Thailand since 2015, assisting refugees who have fled there as they await resettlement in another country. She shared some of the nuances and challenges of her job at the Centre for Asylum Protection legal aid organisation

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How Thailand’s “Father of Democracy” is being erased from history

By: Paul Millar - November 15, 2018

Thailand’s first popularly elected prime minister, Pridi Banomyong, was instrumental in the overthrow of the Kingdom’s absolute monarchy and the creation of the nation’s first constitution. But as the palace-backed military junta continues to pave the way for the long-promised return to elections, Pridi and his fierce struggle for democracy are being increasingly written out