Sea gypsies hope higher livelihood ahead upcoming native elections

Local elections are coming up and it goes to be the primary time a lot of Thailand’s Moken tribes, or also referred to as sea gypsies, shall be voting in the Tambon Administration Organisation elections.
The indigenous Moken tribes are known for their way of life of semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers for centuries within the Andaman Sea. They are recognized to have the ability to hold their breath for long durations of time underwater and free dive what some say are record-breaking depths.
The remaining, elusive Moken dwell on the Surin Islands in Thailand, south of the Mergui Archipelago the place other Moken individuals live. For the tambon, or sub district, elections, voting booths shall be arrange on the Surin Islands. In the past, Moken people who needed to vote had to travel 4 hours by boat to the polling station.
While Hilarious polling station on the island will bring in more votes, many of the 300 residents on the islands are ineligible to vote as they lack Thai ID playing cards. Those who are eligible are trying forward to casting their ballots. Many have high hopes that casting their votes in the native election will help improve the communities and their livelihoods..

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