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Thailand Defended its Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking after US 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

– BANGKOK – Thailand on Wednesday defended its efforts to stop human trafficking after the United States kept it on a trafficking watch list and urged U.S. officials to visit the country and see first hand its efforts. Thailand is a regional center for migrant workers who come from poorer, neighboring countries including Myanmar, Laos […]

June 28th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Office of Narcotics Takes Down Thai-Australian Drug-Smuggling Operation

  – BANGKOK – Thai and Australian authorities joined forces in a crackdown on a transnational drugs network from which they seized 1.7 million yaba pills and 296 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) chief Sirinya Sitdhichai announced on Tuesday. The latest bust stemmed from the previous arrest of drug suspects […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Appeals Court Upholds 2 Year Sentence of Chiang Mai Woman Who Killed 3 Cyclists While Driving Drunk

  CHIANG MAI  – An Appeals Court has upheld the two-year imprisonment handed down by the Chian Mai Provincial Court on a woman found guilty of drink driving, causing death to three cyclists in Chiang Mai about two years ago. The Appeals Court’s verdict was read by the Chiang Mai provincial court on Tuesday in […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Thai Militaray Charges Activist for Defying Junta Orders

– BANGKOK – A Thai activist was charged on Monday with defying the orders of the military government, the latest critic to be arrested for activities outlawed since a 2014 coup. Rangsiman Rome, 25, who was arrested on Sunday, was charged by a military prosecutor in Bangkok. He faces four charges including taking part in […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand Authorities Incinerate 9,300 Kilograms of Confiscated Narcotics

– AYUTTHAYA – Authorities from the Food and Drug Administration in Thailand destroyed more than 9,300 kilograms of confiscated narcotics with an estimated street value of Bt20.719 billion on Monday, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The 47th Destruction of Confiscated Narcotics ceremony was held at the Utility and Environment Management Centre in […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Dessert Girls: Thailand Sex Scandal Puts Spotlight on Grim Tradition

– – MAE HONG SON – While Thailand is known globally for flashy red-light districts that cater to foreigners, the bulk of its sprawling sex industry is geared mostly towards locals. When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest […]

June 25th, 2017 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Generals Pass Bill Consolidating Power for Next 20 Years

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s military-installed parliament on Thursday passed a bill that allows the ruling junta to continue to impose its policies after it holds elections and officially relinquishes power. The National Legislative Assembly voted 281-0 in favor of the legislation, which calls for establishment of a national strategy committee to oversee the long-term plans […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

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