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Mong Thongdee wins paper plane championship

 

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Mong Thongdee, who won Thailand paper plane championship nine years ago when he was 12,  won the Thailand paper plane championship in the general individual category at Muang Thong Thani.

 

Mong, whose struggle for Thai citizenship has been making headlines for years, will represent Thailand in a paper plane competition in Japan next year – a repeat of his achievement nine years ago when he competed in Chiba prefecture for Thailand and came back with a third prize.


Mong was born to a family of illegal Myanmar migrants and has been classified as a stateless person.  Mong became a mini-celebrity almost 10 years back when he won a national paper plane flying championship but promises of citizenship given by government authorities and politicians at the time have never been kept.   

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/mong-thongdee-wins-paper-plane-championship/

 
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He was also promised a scholarship, including university.  Never happened.

 

Funny, in contrast, how a bunch of feckless, reckless footballers managed to get citizenship in a matter of days.

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4 hours ago, Oxx said:

He was also promised a scholarship, including university.  Never happened.

 

Funny, in contrast, how a bunch of feckless, reckless footballers managed to get citizenship in a matter of days.

Different government....

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