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Human rights in Thailand in ‘free fall’

HUMAN rights in Thailand are in “free fall” with the government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha severely repressing fundamental rights and freedoms since the coup last May, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its annual World Report 2015. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Prayut govt ‘may stay on longer’

Experts believe tenure could exceed people’s expectations Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Prayut calls for fairness from 'friendly nations' | Bangkok Post: news

Prayut calls for fairness from 'friendly nations' | Bangkok Post: news Hardline nationalists also demonstrated outside the US Embassy in Bangkok — the martial-law ban on gatherings of more than five people was not enforced — and online forums were filled with vitriolic anti-American comment, including a call for … Full News here – Read […]

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US envoy invited to meet NLA

Committee wants explanation on state of bilateral relations; angst expressed over diplomats meeting red shirts Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Commitment to 100% renewable energy

BY 2020, 100 of the world’s largest companies will have committed to 100-per-cent renewable energy under a global campaign called RE100. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Ships Grounded on Mekong Awaiting China to Release Water from Jinghong Dam

Dock workers waiting to unload Chinese boats in Chiang Saen   CHIANG RAI – After more than 70 vessels ran aground in the Mekong River, Chinese marine department official says China will speed up releasing water from the Jinghong dam China has increased the release of water from the Jinghong dam in Yunnan province from […]

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British National Shane Looker Sought by Thai Police for Murder

  KANCHANBURI – Pol Lt-Gen VeerapongChuenpakdee, commissioner of the 7th Provincial Police Bureau said the Kanchanaburi Provincial court has issued a warrant for the arrest of 45 Year Old British National Shane Kenneth Looker. Mr Looker is suspected of murdering his Thai girlfriend and stuffing her body in a red luggage which was later dumped […]

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Efficiency rating down

Thai bureaucracy’s performance worse despite more staff Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – National

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Balloonists set world record

Balloonists set world record ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — A pair of American and Russian pilots has travelled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning. The Two Eagles … Full News here – Read more on Bangkok Post

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Junta urged to listen, ‘walk with citizens’

THE head of the Political Development Council (PDC) suggested yesterday that holding a referendum and listening to people’s voices would determine the success of the new charter and reform. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Irish official offers advice on SME policy, FDI incentives

FRANCES RUANE, director of Ireland’s Economic and Social Research Institute, spoke in Bangkok recently about the future of the euro as well as what Thailand could learn from Irish policies on small and medium-sized enterprises and foreign investment. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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DNA check on convicted rapist

A DNA check on a man previously convicted of rape – and suspected of serial assaults on elderly women in Nakhon Pathom and neighbouring provinces – is underway, with results likely to be known today, Royal Thai Police spokesman Lt-General Prawut Thawornsiri said yesterday. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – National

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Thai schoolboys inspired by dream trip to Man United

Visit to Old Trafford as part of Chevrolet project, leaves them determined to become pros – even play for thaIland In world cup Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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UN chief backs regional African force to fight Boko Haram

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday welcomed an African Union proposal to set up a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to fight Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Thai student, boyfriend in 'murder-suicide'

Thai student, boyfriend in 'murder-suicide' The Foreign Affairs Ministry has arranged to bring back the body of a Thai student who was killed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Thursday. A Carnegie Mellon alumnus fatally shot his graduate student girlfriend before committing suicide inside their … Full News here – Read more on Bangkok Post

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