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Thailand Presented with 2,000-year-old Tipitaka Written on Palm Leaves from Norway

. BANGKOK – The Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand, Kjetil Paulsen and the Conservation Institute of Schoyen from Norway presented to the Kingdom of Thailand a  2,000-year-old Tipitaka today in Bankok. The Tipitaka was enshrined at Wat Saket in Bangkok last night, with Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Omsin Chiwaphruek chairing the ceremony. National […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Admiral Harris Head of U.S. Pacific Command Stresses Democrocy as Cobra Gold Kicks Off in Thailand

. . CHONBURI – Admiral Harry Harris, head of U.S. Pacific Command,the most senior U.S. officer to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup emphasized the importance of restoring democracy on Tuesday as he launched the annual Cobra Gold military exercise. The United States scaled down its presence at Asia’s largest annual multinational military exercise as […]

February 14th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

U.N. Says International Human Rights Law is Incompatible with Thailand’s “Lese-Majeste” Law

. GENEVA – An outside expert for the U.N. human rights office is urging Thailand’s government to halt the use of laws that make it illegal to criticize the monarchy, calling them “a political tool to stifle critical speech.” Special rapporteur for freedom of expression David Kaye says international human rights law is incompatible with […]

February 12th, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Tells Media Elections to be Held in Exactly One Year

. . BANGKOK –  An election to restore democracy in military-ruled Thailand will take place a year from now, the government said on Wednesday, affirming for the first time widespread expectations a vote the military had promised for this year will be postponed. “One year from today, there’ll be elections,” Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam […]

February 9th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Military to Ask Laos to Deport Anti Junta Activists Wanted on Lese Majeste Charges

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Head of Thailand’s National Security Council, Gen. Thawip Netniyom said Tuesday that he plans to request the extradition of Thai Nationals who have taken refuge in Laos to escape being arrested by the Thai Military for insulting the Thai monarchy. Gen. Thawip Netniyom, head of Thailand’s National Security Council, said […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai Prime Minister Quotes Astrologers Message after Graft Ranking Tumbles

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military imposed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appealed for no judgement to be passed on the regime’s ability to tackle graft after it failed to improve the country’s latest corruption ranking. The prime minister said that overall the country’s rankings in several criteria “were not all that bad”. Some of […]

January 27th, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Military Junta Considers Death Penalty for Officials Convicted of Graft

. . BANGKOK -Thailand’s Military installed Government is now mulling over the idea of a death sentence for politicians convicted in all forms of graft, however they have set the sum of money they can steal prior to a death sentence rather high. Reuters reported that Thai officials convicted in corruption cases involving more than […]

January 9th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

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