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9 years after promise, paper plane champ gets Thai ID

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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Mong Tongdee smiles while holding his Thai ID card Friday at the Chiang Mai City district office.

 

CHIANG MAI — Nine years after a stateless boy who won the gold medal at a paper airplane championship in Japan was promised Thai citizenship, he received his ID card Friday.

 

The interior ministry officially granted 21-year-old Mong Tongdee citizenship today, after which he registered at the census bureau and was issued an ID card by Chiang Mai city administration, to the joy of his family and close acquaintances.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/2018/10/12/9-years-after-promise-paper-plane-champ-gets-thai-id/

 
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A clear path to Thai citizenship for stateless people: 

1. Win a paper plane championship;

2. Venture into a cave and that requires an International rescue mission.

All other stateless people?  So sad, too bad. 

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31 minutes ago, connda said:

A clear path to Thai citizenship for stateless people: 

1. Win a paper plane championship;

2. Venture into a cave and that requires an International rescue mission.

All other stateless people?  So sad, too bad. 

Most of them are in areas with plenty of caves, right?

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