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Thai Man Loses Appeal over Extradition to Australia For Killing Australian Luke Mitchell

BANGKOK – Thailand’s appeals court has upheld a lower court’s verdict for the extradition to Australia of a 31-year-old Thai man implicated in the 2009 death of Victorian “good Samaritan” Luke Mitchell. Sarud Seehaverachart had appealed against a criminal court’s verdict in November 2011 for him and co-accused, Thatiya Terdputham, to face trial in Australia […]

November 29th, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Denmark Deports 7 Year Old Thai Child after Stepfather Dies

  COPENHAGEN -Denmark has deported a seven-year-old child and her mother following the death of their benefactor in the country. Im Nielsen’s stepfather, and mother Suthida Nielsen’s husband, succumbed to cancer last year. Following the death of Mr Nielsen, The Danish Immigration Service sought to have Im and her mother sent back to their native […]

November 29th, 2013 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Situation Update: Thailand Political Developments. Issued at Bangkok at 17.00 (GMT+7) on 29 November 2013.

  BANGKOK– The ongoing anti-government protests in Bangkok since early October have been normal to peaceful. During November, although the gatherings and mobilisations of large crowds in different parts of the city at certain times have caused heavy road traffic, there have been no cases of chaos or violence. Tourists can still travel safely between […]

November 29th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Myanmar Migrants Find Life In Thailand Is Hard Work

Migrant Workers crossing Boarder at Mae Sai into Chiangrai Thailand   CHIANG RAI – Recent reforms in Burma have not stopped thousands of migrant workers moving to Thailand in search of work. International workers organisations estimate that more than 2 million Burmese migrants have come to Thailand in search of better paid work. It is […]

November 29th, 2013 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

Opposition Protesters Invade Army HQ in Bangkok

    BANGKOK– Around 1,200 protesters have broken into Thailand’s army headquarters, calling on the military to help topple the government.   The crowd broke a padlocked gate at the Royal Thai Army compound and forced their way inside, saying they wanted to submit a letter to the army chief, army spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd said. […]

November 29th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Phuket Police Investigating Murder, Suicide of Chinese Tourists

  PHUKET – Police are investigating a case at Phuket’s famous hotel in which a Chinese tourist reportedly killed her Chinese co-traveler before committing suicide. The police officers were alerted after Ms. Jiang Chengyue, 42, was seen jumping to her death from the balcony of her second storey hotel room. Ms. Jiang’s body revealed that […]

November 28th, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thailand’s Democrat Party Is Hilariously Misnamed

  BANGKOK – When it comes to Thai democracy, the ironically named Democrat Party is among the worst practitioners. Tens of thousands of Yellow Shirts are marching across the country, but demanding the establishment of royalist councils is hardly a people’s revolution. If anyone has been exercising people power, it’s the 15 million voters who […]

November 28th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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