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Making Thailand a Safer Haven for Children

. . Child slavery, especially in the form of child sex tourism, is a slowly unfolding disaster. Thailand’s resort town of Pattaya has more expat paedophiles than anywhere in the world, both abusing children and producing pornography. Unfortunately, various efforts made to combat sexual exploitation of children in Thailand are made in isolation. To better […]

December 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Environmentalists Sound Alarms as Laos Plans Destroy Three Lower Mekong Inlets

. . CHIANG RAI – Environmentalists, led by Chirasak Inthayot, coordinator of the Hong Hien Mekong River Network, have expressed grave concerns over an alleged plan by Laos to remove three islets on the Mekong River. The Hong Hien Mekong River Network petitioned Chiang Rai’s Marine Department asking it to look into the matter as […]

December 1st, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Regulatory Shortcomings Open the Way to More Dams on the Mekong

. Plans for more dams along the Mekong are causing concern among environmentalists and pressure groups. But the body tasked with overseeing such projects has limited powers to impose restrictions and controls. The previously free-flowing waters of the Mekong River are set to hit another barrier with plans for a new dam. If built, the […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Overcoming the Plight of Statelessness in Northern Thailand

. . CHIANG RAI – When Sawitree turned seven, she tried to apply for her Thai nationality card. But despite having been born in the Southeast Asian nation she could not meet the application requirements as her Thai father could not be found. “I felt like I had no future, no options. It was like […]

November 25th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Up to 70 Giant Freshwater Stingrays Found Dead in Mae Klong River

. . BANGKOK – Scientists are trying to understand why up to 70 giant freshwater stingrays, some as big as a car, have been found dead in Thailand over the past few weeks. The die-off has been taking place in the Mae Klong River. Thai officials have found the river to be slightly more acidic […]

November 12th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Science | Read More »

Loving Elephant Comes to the Rescue of Canadian Darrick Thomson at Chiang Mai’s Elephant Nature Park

. . CHIANG MAI – Kham Lha, the youngest elephant at Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand, and her favorite staffer, Darrick Thomson, 42, share a really special bond. Which is why when she spotted Darrick swimming across the river, she rushed into the water to try to save him. Incredible footage shows an elephant […]

October 16th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Thailand Extends Cash Help for Babies Born into Poverty Amid IQ Fears

. . SAMUT SONGKHRAM – After the birth of her second son six months ago, Narinthip Pommarin stopped work to focus on her boys but soon found her husband’s sporadic $12-a-day roofing jobs could not cover their needs. They were forced to borrow money for the rent on their tiny, airless room in a rowhouse […]

October 10th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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In Loving Memory of His Majesty the King

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