The Minister of Justice grants identification cards starting with the letter G to 102 students and people who have been added to the Civil Registration (unregistered Thai people) in Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Province.

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          On May 13, 2024, Police Colonel Tawee Sodsong (Minister of Justice) presided over a ceremony to grant identification cards to a group of students whose ID numbers begin with the letter G and to people who have been added to the Civil Registration (unregistered Thai people) under the Bringing Justice to the People project to resolve status of persons and nationality issues at Kaeng Krachan District Office, Phetchaburi Province. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Phakapas Songwattanayuth (Vice Governor of Phetchaburi Province), Mr. Thanayot Hirannet (District Chief of Kaeng Krachan), and executives from the Ministry of Justice, including Mr. Yoosin Jintapakorn (Vice Minister of Justice), Mr. Niyom Termsrisuk (Advisor to the Minister of Justice), Police Lieutenant Colonel Prawut Wongsrinin (Director General of Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection), Police Captain Wisanu Chimtrakool (Deputy Director General of Department of Special Investigation), and representatives from agencies under the Ministry of Justice.

          The granting of these identification cards is a result of integration between the Kaeng Krachan District Registration Office and the Ministry of Justice by the Department of Special Investigation, the Central Institute of Forensic Science, the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection, the Phetchaburi Provincial Justice Office, and partner agencies such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and civil society organizations. The group of people who received assistance in this ceremony consisted of 55 students whose ID numbers begin with the letter G and without registration status, and 47 individuals who have been added to the Civil Registration (unregistered Thai people), for a total of 102 people assisted.

In addition, the ceremony also included registration for people who wished to request free DNA testing from the Ministry of Justice or request assistance in developing their registration status. The Ministry of Justice will work with the Kaeng Krachan District Registration Office and relevant government and civil society organizations to provide assistance to both groups. After the ID card granting ceremony in the morning, a meeting was held among the relevant agencies at the Kaeng Krachan District Office to develop a plan to assist these groups. Initially, the assistance period has been set for the end of June 2024.

In the Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Province, there are approximately 1,100 stateless persons and people who have registration status issues, including Karen people, ethnic minorities, and indigenous Thai groups. The Ministry of Justice, through the Department of Special Investigation and relevant agencies, will continuously integrate efforts to provide assistance to these groups in collaboration with the Kaeng Krachan district authorities in Phetchaburi province.


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