The overnight rally planned by electoral reforms activist group Bersih to begin this afternoon will undoubtedly see tens of thousands descending on the streets of the capital, in what has become a protest against Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Trapped in limbo, over 7,000 asylum seekers live in Bangkok and Thailand's other urban centres. They include Syrians, Somalis and Pakistanis who fled persecution in their homeland and were smuggled into Thailand. The Thai authorities don't recognise their status as refugees and asylum seekers, and they are at risk of arrest
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