Global Citizen: January 2009 Archives



The BBC and the International Herald Tribune are reporting on a horrific practice in Southeast Asia.  Migrants from poorer countries regularly pay people to smuggle them into Thailand in hopes of scratching out a better life for themselves and their families.  One way they get their is by trusting their lives to rickety boats.  According to the BBC, the Thai navy is rounding these boat people up, binding their hands, and pulling them back out to sea with meager supplies.  They are essentially sending them back out to sea to die.