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Thai Military Court Drops Lese Majeste Charges Against 84-Year-old Historian

  BANGKOK – A Thai military court on Wednesday dropped royal insult charges ( lese majeste) against an 84-year-old historian who questioned whether a Thai king had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago. Sulak Sivaraksa was charged in October under the draconian lese majeste law that protects the […]

January 17th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thai Junta Introduces “Smart Visa” to Lure Specialists into 10 Targeted Industries

  – BANGKOK – According to reports by the Nation, Thailand has officially launched the new 4-year professional visa scheme for professionals, also known as Smart Visa, to attract highly-skilled foreign talents. The Smart Visa targets foreign entrepreneurs, high-level executives, new business start-ups or digital independents in 10 target industries, which include automotive, electronics, tourism, […]

January 17th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Homeless Baht Bus Driver and his 10 year-old Son Overwhelmed at Thai Public’s Generosity

– SONGKHLA -The homeless driver of a minibus in Songkhla’s Hat Yai, Runroj Thiprat, 62 and his 10 year-old son Kampanart, or Nong Parn have been overwhelmed at the public’s generosity and donations given to help them. Runroj Thiprat and his 10-year-old son have been living in the rented minibus he drives for almost a […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Thailand’s Deputy PM Prawit Says He Will Resign if Anti-Graft Commission Finds Him Guilty

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Deputy PM and Defence Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan the Thai junta’s second-in-command announced on Tuesday (Jan 16) that he was willing to step down from his posts without any regret if he was faulted by the National Anti-Corruption Commission for possessing a diamond ring and luxury wristwatches. Gen Prawit told reporters […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Junta Boss Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha Eyes Staying on With Little Stopping Him

– BANGKOK – When Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha seized control of Thailand in a military coup, he vigorously denounced politicians as responsible for the country’s ills and positioned himself and his fellow generals as the cure. Four years on, with many of the country’s problems still festering and the public growing impatient for long-delayed elections, the […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Police, Soldiers and Wildlife Officials Hunt Killer of Wild Bull Elephant in Kui Buri National Park

– PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN – Police, Soldiers and Wildlife Officials are hunting down the gunmen who brutally killed a wild elephant in a national park in Kui Buri district. Provincial police chief Pol Maj Gen Pattana Petsayanawin on Monday set up three teams of investigators to collect information and look for clues in their manhunt […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thai Police Hunt for Man after He High Kicks Little Boy in the Head in Bangkok

– BANGKOK – Police in Bangkok are hunting for a Thai man aged about 25 who viciously kicked and knocked down a small boy for no apparent reason as he walked past the child and his grandmother in the street. A video taken by a passing car shows the man, seemingly in his mid-20s, walking […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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