Home » June 27th, 2014 Entries posted on “June, 2014”

Cambodian PM says more than 250,000 workers Returned from Thailand, were Mistreated

  PHNOM PENH – Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen says at least 250,000 of his countrymen who were migrant workers in Thailand returned home this month under circumstances that initially violated their human rights. Hun Sen accused Thai authorities of abusing their rights when the exodus began in early June, but said that after complaints from […]

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Western Companies React to Migrant Slave Labor Accusations in Thailand

  THAILAND – A US human rights group is calling on major Western food retailing companies to put pressure on businesses in Thailand after a major Thai conglomerate was linked to allegations of trafficking and slave labor involving Burmese migrants. The call for action comes from the Washington-based International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) following an […]

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Thailand Green Lights Larger Warning Labels on Cigarettes

  BANGKOK – A court in Thailand has given the go-ahead to a new regulation requiring packs of cigarettes sold in the Southeast Asian country to be 85 per cent covered with graphic health warnings. Public Health Ministry executive Dr. Nopporn Cheanklin said Friday that the change will take effect in September. Currently, warnings illustrating […]

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Thailand to Monitor Media in Broader Crackdown on Criticism

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s military authorities are setting up a network of panels to closely monitor domestic and international media and crack down on criticism of what the junta sees as its efforts to right the country, a senior officer said on Thursday. Rights groups and journalists have criticized curbs imposed on the press since […]

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Thailand Posts Weak Trade Data

  BANGKOK—Thailand reported weak trade activities in May due to lower farm-product shipments and sluggish imports, as the country’s trade deficit shrank. Exports contracted across the board, falling 2.14% from the same period last year to $19.4 billion, said Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, director-general of the Commerce Ministry’s Department of International Trade Promotion. Shipments of agricultural products […]

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

American Emily Potter 27, Found Dead at Koh Samui Resort

  KOH SAMUI – American Emily Potter has reportedly been found dead at a 5-star resort in Samui Island reported by the Samui police on June 25, 2014, 11.30 am. The  body of Emily Potter, 27, was found after hotel staff heard her boyfriend wailing and decided to inspect their hotel room, according to police reports. […]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Expelled Monk Gets 11 Years for Child Rape

– BANGKOK – The Criminal Court has handed down an 11-year jail term to a former monk at Wat Bang Bua in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district for the rape of a 14-year old girl, then reduced the sentence by half because he pleaded guilty. Sanan Kamseedaeng, 65, formerly Phra Maha Sanan Atipattho of Wat Bang Bua, was […]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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