A Thai court has sentenced a woman to five years in jail for breaching the kingdom's strict royal defamation laws in the the second such conviction in days.
Nopawan Tangudomsuk was found guilty of insulting royals and breaking computer crime laws with comments posted on a popular website in 2008.
On Friday, 22nd March 2013, fire swept through a Karenni refugee camp in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, wiping out houses, leaving almost 2,000 camp residents homeless, injuring around 200 people and killing around 30 inhabitants.
Over three days in September a series of memorial events are being held..
A little over two weeks after my visit.. a devastating fire swept through the camp, killing 37 people, destroying more than 400 houses and leaving 2,300 people homeless.
I found out that two young men who were so enthusiastically practising their dance moves the March afternoon I visited died in the fire....
'People were shouting to Tar Soe Soe and telling him to stop, that the fire is already too big, but he was very determined to go back and save more children...'
WEAVE together with other NGO's in Mae Hong Son, local Karenni refugee leadership and UNCHR had the emergency coordination meeting
This small bamboo nursery school with its colourful, hand-drawn teaching materials is for three to five-year-olds. The children’s parents built it....
Profits from livelihood projects set up with the help of WEAVE help to fund the project.