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Local monks join the funeral ceremony, much to the disgust of the village's Moken headman, who would like to follow old traditions. Like all indigenous and migrant populations in Thailand, the Moken are encouraged to assimilate to mainstream Thai-Buddhist culture.<br />
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On April 27, Mrs Mool Klatalay was savagely beaten by her drunken husband. The beating took place in the hovel where Mool lived in a small sea gypsy village in southern Thailand's Phang Nga province. Villagers heard her screams, but no one intervened. No one took her to hospital. She died at home 48 hours later, after losing four pints of blood through internal bleeding. She leaves two sons, aged 19 and 12, and a daughter, aged 3.

Local monks join the funeral ceremony, much to the disgust of the village's Moken headman, who would like to follow old traditions. Like all indigenous and migrant populations in Thailand, the Moken are encouraged to assimilate to mainstream Thai-Buddhist culture.

On April 27, Mrs Mool Klatalay was savagely beaten by her drunken husband. The beating took place in the hovel where Mool lived in a small sea gypsy village in southern Thailand's Phang Nga province. Villagers heard...
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