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Chiang Mai Immigration Busts 13 Koreans for Online Gambling Den

  CHIANG MAI – Thailand’s Immigration police raided three online gambling dens and arrested 13 Koreans for allegedly operating them in Muang Chiang Mai after they received a tip that the places were being used as illegal online casinos for a Korean transnational cybercrime gang. The raids by 50 Immigration Police Officers led to the […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Prayuth to Intensify Martial Law and Order to Quash Criticism

  BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen.Prayut Chan-o-cha said the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) would strictly enforce martial law measures, ban overseas trips and check the financial transactions of inciters unless they stopped their movements against NCPO’s reconciliation process. He expressed his stance as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) summoned 4 […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Arakan (Rohingya) Children Facing Trafficking Dangers in Thailand

  BANGKOK – According to reports from Human Rights Watch Thailand’s immigration detention centers are squalid and in 2013 were severely overcrowded. In 2013, eight people died in detention from apparent poor health conditions exacerbated by extreme heat and lack of access to health care. Human Rights Watch research found that Thailand has inadequate screening […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Thai Military Junta Shuts Down German Rights Group Meeting

  BANGKOK –  German human rights group, Friedrich Ebert Foundation reported Thursday that it has been ordered by Thailand’s junta to cancel a briefing on the health of the kingdom’s media landscape, in a growing clampdown on freedom of expression. The ban came as two former ministers from the ousted government of ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra were […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Uyghur Refugees Go on Hunger Strike Protesting Poor Prison Conditions

  HAT YAI -More than 140 Uyghur refugees being detained in Hat Yai Thailand have aparently started a hunger strike to raise awareness of the appalling prison conditions and poor food quality, which have already resulted in serious illnesses and the death of a three-year old refugee. Approximately 140 Uyghurs, Muslims who fled persecution in […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Southern Thailand | Read More »

Chiang Rai to be Logistics Hub for Greater Mekong Subregion

CHIANG RAI – Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich has reported that Thailand will continue with its special economic zone (SEZ) plan to promote the northern city of Chiang Rai as a major logistics centre of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), the Industry Minister said yesterday. Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich”Chiang Rai is in a perfect location, which […]

January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thailand’s Military Junta Invites Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul for Attitude Adjustment

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military Led National Council for Peace and Order has summoned Dr.Surapong Tovichakchaikul a key member of the Pheu Thai Party for talks after he alleged that the impeachment of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was politically motivated. Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha ordered the NCPO to bring in Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, the former […]

January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

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