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The Moken, the "people of the sea"

Have you heard of the Moken ? This "people of the sea" lived peacefully in Thailand and Burma...until real estate developers tried to uproot them.

09/15/2017 8:12 AM
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  • Thinzar L.
    11/01/2019 08:49

    ThanWin

  • Al L.
    09/14/2019 20:49

    No justice system just the law and they only do extortion:(

  • Joribert F.
    09/03/2019 07:00

    In the Philippines they are called Sehê or Samal.

  • Jay N.
    08/29/2019 19:30

    The colonials were the ones to blame. These people wouldn't be in this mess if the White man had never interfered in the first place. And it's MYANMAR – not Burma! The British colonials named it Burma – and they're all long gone!

  • Hakimi M.
    08/27/2019 15:26

    Its outrageous to deny the people of their right to live just because they are not open to modern influence..

  • Carol P.
    08/26/2019 05:44

    Yes your Government should be helping you. Where are your human rights gone with commercial giants!!!! Greed by the big boys.

  • Rio N.
    08/12/2019 02:05

    Are there no girls or women?

  • B F.
    08/09/2019 14:52

    What hope does the Earth have if we dont even care about our own species clinging to survive. Is animal flesh really worth all the killing

  • Serge A.
    08/09/2019 11:25

    Locals call them sea gypsy. They tavel around Asia region and sell contraband, drugs and overpriced seafood to tourist. Malasian government offers them free of charge homes in return to descent job but they do not agree and prefer criminal way of life. Sea around them is full of fish but they want burger, cola and chickenrice. That is why they send their children to hunt for tourists and push out money from them. They are not hungry, do not take food, only cash, that is given to their family. Sad story of parasite and criminal pirats asian culture.

  • Malta S.
    08/08/2019 19:26

    There goes greed again

  • Craig M.
    08/08/2019 15:14

    Greed and money. So very sad

  • Ulrike M.
    08/08/2019 14:28

    SAD

  • Goga C.
    08/08/2019 09:40

    We should be more responsible when we travel

  • Loreleï M.
    08/08/2019 09:25

    ???

  • Simona G.
    08/08/2019 05:21

    They've done it to beautiful animals, nobody should be surprised they're doing it to humans too. Greed has no empathy.

  • Zayn A.
    08/08/2019 02:08

    Make it clear. Which nation are form those developers and who is organizing to these projects?

  • Bii T.
    08/08/2019 01:37

    Bad Invester is a big problem about this case and many case in Thailand

  • Ârês G.
    08/07/2019 22:45

    𓂀n the seas we breathe ☀️ leave em alone

  • Marilu S.
    08/07/2019 22:25

    That's not fair, like he said, they were there first. Shame on their government, always taking advantage of the poor, GREED IS WHAT'S KILLING HUMANITY!😣

  • Anna F.
    08/07/2019 22:15

    Please Protect these people.. they Respect the land & the waters.. Tell the real estates developers to Leave! :-)