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No special treatment for citizenship for 4 “Wild Boars”

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The 12 boys and coach recovering in their hospital beds after being rescued

The 12 boys and coach recovering in their hospital beds after being rescued from Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province. Photo: Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau.


Mae Sai district officials are searching for the birth certificates of three members of the Wild Boars Academy football team and their coach, Aekkaphol Chanthawong, legally required for the process of granting citizenship to stateless persons.

25-year old Aeekaphol and the three boys, 16-year old Pornchai Kamluang, 14-year old Adul Sam-on and 13-year old Mongkol Boonpiam, are categorized as stateless persons as they were born to families of ethnic groups.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS


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