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No proof Billy still under detention, Appeals Court says upholding ruling

The Appeals Court yesterday upheld a lower court’s ruling that there was insufficient evidence of the unlawful detention of Karen activist Pholachi “Billy” Rakchongcharoen. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – National

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The impeachment of Yingluck Shinawatra: Worth the trouble for a show-trial?

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP. UPDATE 2: Former prime minister and now-impeached Yingluck Shinawatra did not hold a press conference after the military junta told her not to (or according to the junta ‘just’ told her to “consider carefully”). Instead she posted a statement on Facebook (see below) and while she was […]

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Prawit to hold meeting on Chao Phraya banks development Friday

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan will hold a meeting with all government agencies concerned with the development of the Chao Phraya River banks on Friday, a well-informed source said. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Top court upholds convictions in murder of Australian auditor Wansley

THE SUPREME Court yesterday upheld a lower-court ruling that had sentenced a former executive of Kaset Thai Sugar Co to life imprisonment for his role in the 1999 murder of Australian auditor Michael Wansley. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats | Bangkok Post: news

Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats | Bangkok Post: news Min Min was on the verge of starvation when he was rescued and taken to the nonprofit Labor Rights Protection Network in Samut Sakhon, a gritty port town on the outskirts of Bangkok. He's eating well and taking vitamins to try to regain his […]

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Safety already top priority for Thai airlines

THAI AIRLINES say they have enhanced safety procedures ahead of the release of a new Asia-Pacific aviation and safety manual by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) this quarter. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Thammasat lecturers rage over Somsak’s dismissal

Thammasat lecturers have accused the university’s administrators of unfairly dismissing noted Thammasat historian Somsak Jeamteerasakul earlier this week, amidst a denial by its rector, Somkid Lertpaitoon, that the move was politically motivated. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Bank of China’s Thai unit focuses on refinancing

BANK OF CHINA (Thai) will this year focus more on mortgage refinancing as it foresees that home-buyers nearing the end of their three-year fixed interest rate will seek their first refinancing. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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US ambassador expected to be in place before Thailand has elected government

A new US Ambassador to Thailand is expected to be in place in Thailand even before the country has an elected government, Deputy Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said on Thursday. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly Votes to Restricts Political Demonstrations

National Legislative Assembly vote on restricting political demonstrations   BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military Stacked National Legislative Assembly voted overwhelmingly today in favour of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after martial law is lifted. The law will impose restrictions on the “time, place and manner” of […]

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After 10-year battle, power plant victims win Bt25 million

MORE THAN 100 people living near the Mae Moh power plant in Lampang province have finally won a 10-year-long battle against the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), with the Supreme Administrative Court awarding them a total of Bt25 million in compensation. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – National

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Prayut ready to testify

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday said he is ready to testify about his involvement in the fatal crackdown during the political chaos on anti-government protesters in Bangkok in 2010. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Protest-control bill passes 1st reading

Protest-control bill passes 1st reading Evening street protests, like this People's Democratic Reform Committee rally on March 14 in Bangkok, would be banned unless protesters got prior permission under a bill that passed its first reading Thursday. (Bangkok Post photo). – +. The National … Full News here – Read more on Bangkok Post

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Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew still in ICU: government

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has been put on antibiotics and remains in intensive care at a government hospital, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement Thursday. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Thai Immigration Prohibits Laos Youth Under 18 From Entering Kingdom Alone

72 Lao teens after being rescued from prostitution in four karaoke dens in Suphanburi’s Song Phi Nong district early January 2015. (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)   CHIANG RAI- Government Officials across the Mekong River in Laos have acknowledged Thailand’s Immigration Departments decision to tighten immigration procedures to prevent Lao youth under the age of 18 […]

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