Hill tribesmen to be given Thai citizenship
(BangkokPost.com) - Deputy Prime Minister Sonthi Boonyaratkalin said the government will give citizenship to 353,000 people who have lived in Thailand for more than 10 years.
These people are mostly hill tribesmen living in the North, he said, adding that the interim government will refer the matter to a new government that will be elected after Sunday's election.
These people will be given Thai citizenship while their newborns will be of Thai nationality.
This is to solve national security problems along the border, he added.
Still, we need to wait for the new gahment to approve the citizenship....