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Thank you PW for keeping us informed of this dispicable pratice of modern slavery. By raising the story, showing pictures and real facts, prehaps in the future, the perpertrators of such a crime against humans, maybe sentanced and punnished.
Posted by Robin on January 16, 2013 07:02
Thank you for raising awareness regarding the Rohingya; it would be interesting to know what community group "bought" him. Surely, there has to be some way to get involved and help?
Posted by Anonymous on January 16, 2013 08:13
This is good journalism. Thanks..
Posted by Jake on January 16, 2013 11:42
Excellent Report PW!!
Posted by ratatoee on January 16, 2013 11:49
Please everyone, send this story to every news website/agency you know.
Posted by Lena on January 16, 2013 17:18
Good reporting. This is shocking human treatment. Well done to the Community group for there actions. Where is the action from the Prime Minister? These slave traders deserve life which is to light a sentance. Please keep us updated on this issue.
Posted by chaseable on January 16, 2013 18:15
When a large part of the population treats citizens of neighboring countries with contempt, this kind of behavior finds fertile soil to flourish.
Posted by Andrew on January 16, 2013 18:16
Wasn't there talk recently that the U.N was going to impose sanctions against Thailand until they took positive action to stamp out this heinous act?
Posted by Graham on January 16, 2013 19:37
well i'm stunned to speechlessness here.
Posted by michael on January 17, 2013 17:51
Wonderful work of journalism, Chutima and Alan. I don't know if you know that several Bangladeshi newspapers have virtually reprinted this story this week.
Posted by Shaikh Azizur Rahman on January 20, 2013 02:42
I am going to share this story in the hopes that you all keep up this world changing work... and that the international media keep watch on your excellent reports!
Posted by Tiffany on January 21, 2013 15:45
The BBC has a report today worth watching/reading, Tiffany. Let's hope there are more to come. At least there's now an understanding that this is not just about the 850 ''rescued'' from the transit camps but the thousands being trafficked and the ethnic cleansing driving them from Burma. The exodus is growing, and that probably pleases the Burmese government if not its inactive Asean neighbors. From what we hear, conditions inside Burma are worse now than at any time since June. One day the Thai media will react.
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