Thursday, June 30, 2011
Two Burmese migrants were shot by Thai forestry officials in Sangkhalaburi almost a month ago, but no perpetrator has been arrested. One man is still in hospital recovering from surgery to his leg. The other has been discharged, but still has a bullet in his chest.
The two victims, Nai Blai, 40, from Ye Township in Mon State, and Khin Maung Lwin, 41, from Thaton District, have been living as migrant workers in Baan Mai in the suburbs of the Thai border town of Sangkhalaburi. They were allegedly shot by Thai rangers while chopping wood in a nearby forest on June 3.