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Thailand’s Junta Pressures Facebook and Line to Censor Posts

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s military Junta will try to persuade media companies Facebook and Line to comply with court orders to remove content it considers harmful to peace and order, a senior official said Sunday. The junta-appointed NRSA advisory council plans to meet executives from the two companies in the next three months, council […]

January 31st, 2016 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Tourism Authority of Thailand Proposes USD$10 Foreigner Fee to Enter Thailand

. BANGKOK – The Tourism Authority of Thailand as proposed a plan to charge foreign tourists 360 baht each time they enter the kingdom as a fee to maintain and improve tourist attractions. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, suggested in an interview that money collected from the fees could be reinvested […]

January 31st, 2016 | Posted in Regional News,Tourism News | Read More »

Muslim Extremists Boko Haram Burns Women and Children Alive in Northeast Nigeria

. NIGERIA – A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram muslim extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of women and children being burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Muslim extremists. Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the streets from Saturday night’s attack […]

January 31st, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

German Right-Wing Leader Say’s Police Should be Allowed to Shoot Migrants

. BERLIN – Germany’s eurosceptic right-wing populist AFD party created a storm Saturday by suggesting police “if need be” should shoot migrants seeking to enter the country illegally. “We need efficient controls to prevent so many unregistered asylum-seekers keeping on entering via Austria,” said party chairwoman Frauke Petry, in comments carried by the Mannheimer Morgen […]

January 31st, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

57 year Old Briton Falls to His Death from Bangkok Apartment

  . BANGKOK – A former British MBA lecturer fell to his death from his Bangkok apartment yesterday, following a report at 10.30am, by the apartment manager. Metro Bangkok Police inspected the scene at Soi Sukhumvit 70/1 and the 57-year-old Briton’s rented room on sixth floor, which showed no sign of rummaging or any struggle […]

January 30th, 2016 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Transparency International Ranks Thailand 76th in Corruption Index

. . BANGKOK – Corruption in Thailand’s has once again ranked 76th, according to the 2015 Corruption Perception Index reported by Transparency International, the same as 2014, with a score of 38 out of 100. With such a low score, Thailand’s rate of corruption level was considered as a country with a “serious corruption level”. […]

January 30th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

As Southeast Asian Countries Brace for Zika Virus, Thailand Say’s Threat Low

. BANGKOK – Southeast Asian countries said on Friday they were bracing for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, with Malaysia saying it could spread quickly if introduced, but Thailand appeared to be bucking the trend with just a handful of cases a year. Zika, linked to severe birth defects including babies born with abnormally small heads, […]

January 30th, 2016 | Posted in Health | Read More »

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