Photo-journal of Mae Ai, North Thailand

This is a Lahu spiritual leader demonstrating his musical skills. He was a very funny man and lives at a village at Mae Ai, North Thailand. He was one of many who were considered stateless

The sister of the first village leader and sister of the second village leader

Children at a Mae Ae village that I visited on 4 July 2011

Two rascals of the village....

Village with Lahu architecture

This spiritual leader of the village lost his teeth from being drunk and falling off his motor bike. He says he has stopped drinking but his bodily odour tells the truth...

Haystacks, NOT houses as I originally thought...

Soon, a stateless man who fits all the criteria for citizenship apart from not meeting the requirement of making 30,000 baht per month. He makes 10,000 per year.

He's happy as he just got his citizenship papers, thanks to the Mae Ai Legal Clinic

72year old man and waiting for his citizenship to be approved!

This is a fake tree donated by the Singaporean government to the Mae Ai temple at Tha non

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