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Thaksin Will Return it’s Just a Matter of When

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Thailand’s politics heated up Wednesday over a bill that could herald the return of divisive ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, while his former top lieutenants prepared to re-enter the political arena after a five-year ban. The party of current Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Thaksin’s sister, was hoping to introduce legislation in Parliament […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Insurer of Regent’s International School Will Not Pay for Adam Pickles

CHIANGRAI TIMES – A friend of a Bradford teacher Adam Pickles left fighting for his life in a Thai hospital after being attacked have written to William Hague for help. Adam Pickles, a former pupil at Bradford Grammar School, has been left in a coma after brain surgery after he was attacked in the Thai […]

May 30th, 2012 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Yum Restaurants International (KFC) Thailand Reacts to Greenpeace

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Thailand’s Yum Restaurants International (KFC) is prepared to cancel orders for food boxes made of paper pulp coming from trees in Indonesia’s rainforests. Following strong protests by Greenpeace, the Thai unit checked facts on the pulp paper supplies. Milind Pant, managing director of the Thai unit, said that based on information […]

May 30th, 2012 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

The Norwegian Government has Unveiled a Scheme for the Resettlement of Displaced Civilians

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Burma’s borders will not be forced to move home, according to Norway’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Torgeir Larsen. The Norwegian government has unveiled a pilot scheme for the resettlement of displaced civilians but has faced fierce criticism for cutting cross-border funding and acting […]

May 30th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Aung San Suu Kyi Greets Myanmar Migrants in Thailand

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Kicking off her first trip abroad in nearly a quarter-century, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi offered encouragement Wednesday to impoverished migrants whose flight to neighboring Thailand is emblematic of the devastation wrought on her homeland by decades of misrule. “Don’t feel down, or weak. History is always changing,” she […]

May 30th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Chiranuch Premchaiporn Given Eight Month Suspended Sentence

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – A court sentenced Chiranuch Premchaiporn to an eight-month suspended sentence for not moving quickly enough to delete online comments deemed insulting to the country’s royalty in a case widely seen as a test of freedom of expression in Thailand. While the ruling showed leniency, it also sent the message that Internet […]

May 30th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins to Visit Thailand

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is traveling in Southeast Asia where she’s meeting with government leaders and officials in Thailand and Myanmar. Collins arrived in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, on Tuesday. She’s meeting with President Thein Sein (Thane Sane) and other government officials and parliamentary leaders. She flies to […]

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

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