Evicted Karen spiritual leader Ko-ee dies at age 107

Karen teen hilltribe girls

Karen teen girls in Thailand. Photo: Phuket@photographer.net / flickr.

Karen elder Ko-ee Mimee died at the age of 107 early Friday morning, just two months after finally being granted Thai citizenship but having lost a long legal fight to return home to the heart of Kaeng Krachan National Park.

TransborderNews reported that Ko-ee died at 4.14am of a lung infection at Phra Chom Klao Hospital in Muang district of Phetchaburi province. He had been admitted there last Sunday after being unable to eat and then losing consciousness.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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