Moken gypsies find themselves at sea in the modern world

Moken gypsies find themselves at sea in the modern world – brisbanetimes.com.au, May 22, 2012
…They are recognised by the Thai government, which provides some health benefits and education, but they do not have citizenship.
Just a few years ago the children had never seen a banana or apple, ridden in a motor vehicle, watched television, could not write or count and became frightened when someone took their picture, believing they were trapped in the camera. They still have no running water or toilets in their shacks which do not have walls or windows…

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