Monthly Archives: September 2015

THAILAND / UNITED NATIONS: Ban expresses concern over democracy to PM

Prayut assures implementation of road map will strengthen nation UNITED NATIONS secretary- general Ban Ki-moon has told Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that he remains concerned over the shrinking democratic space in Thailand. Prayut had a bilateral meeting with the UN … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Probe complete in Rohingya case

Police to hand it over to public prosecutors POLICE WILL today submit the human trafficking investigation case involving Rohingya and other migrants to the public prosecutor at Songkhla’s Nathawee Provincial Court. The case would then be forwarded to the Office … Continue reading

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BANGKOK: Red-shirt anger over political link to blast

Police chief tones down claim after criticism; lawyer doubt A CONCLUSION reached by police concerning the prime suspect in the deadly Erawan Shrine blast and the implication that domestic political conflicts may have been behind the attack were vehemently questioned … Continue reading

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BANGKOK: Lawyer for Bangkok bomb accused says client confessed

BANGKOK (AFP) – The foreigner accused of planting a bomb at a Bangkok shrine has admitted involvement in the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday, reversing earlier denials of a confession. The comments by lawyer Schoochart Kanpai confirmed the Thai … Continue reading

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BANGKOK: Arrest warrant for Santika Pub operator

The Criminal Court on Wednesday issued a warrant for the arrest of Santika Pub operator Wisuk Setsawat, 50, for not attending the reading of an Appeals Court ruling in an 85-million-baht tax evasion case. read more Santika Pub, on Ekamai … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Van crash kills kamnan, 2 teachers, injures 7

Three people, a local leader and two teachers, were killed and seven others injured when a passenger van they were travelling in smashed into a roadside tree in the upper northeastern province of Loei on Wednesday morning. read more

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THAILAND / UNITED STATES

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made no mention of last year’s coup in a speech to world leaders gathered at the United Nations, instead highlighting his country’s commitment to sustainable development and protecting human rights. read more

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THAILAND / UNITED STATES: Jet-setting monk gets new life in US

Fugitive jet-setting monk Luang Pu Nen Kham claims he has officially received refugee status in the United States and will launch a new sect next year in California. read more “Authorities seized a total of 380 million baht in bank … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Fake software probes rise 20%

The Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECD) reported Tuesday a 20% rise in the number of probes into pirated computer software this year, after the police intensified their crackdown on unlicensed programmes. read more “Crackdown nets 2,881 computers in 2015”: Ohhhh, … Continue reading

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SINGAPORE / INDONESIA: Agribusiness behind haze

Indonesia’s infamous haze has caused so much trouble in our region that Singapore is mulling legal action. Long proud of its own record of cleanliness, the city-state is often viewed through a blanket of unhealthy smog it has no direct control … Continue reading

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