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Teenager Pook (behind), 14, with her 11-day-old baby

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health Tries to Tackle Teenage Pregnancy

Teenager Pook (behind), 14, with her 11-day-old baby  .  . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is taking serious action against the problem of teenage pregnancy which has been rising fast in the last ten years.During a visit to Buriram’s hospital on Saturday, Prof. Dr. Rachata Rachatanavin, the Minister for Public Health unveiled […]

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Thai fishing operators ask US to review Thailand’s status

Thai fishing operators associations on Thursday asked the United States to remove Thailand from its worst human trafficking watch list. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Thailand’s junta brings its message to the silver screen

People line up for free tickets ‘The Legend of King Naresuan 5′ at a cinema in Bangkok earlier this year. Pic: AP. By Thitipol Panyalimpanun The Thai junta’s efforts to stifle the media and control the national narrative since it took power on May 22 have been well documented. Aside from plain old-fashioned censorship, it […]

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Amnesty International Slam’s Thailand’s Use of Lèse-Majesté Law

  Censorship in Thailand spans from controls on academic seminars to the media.   BANGKOK- Just ahead of December 10th’s International Human Rights Day and Constitution Day in Thailand, Amnesty International has said, Thailand’s military authorities must halt the alarming deterioration in respect for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, including ending the unprecedented use of […]

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New documentary explores vice and violence in Thailand’s Deep South

A still from the Global Post’s new documentary ‘Red Light Jihad: Thai vice under attack’. Saksith Saiyasombut speaks to award-winning journalist Patrick Winn about his new documentary ‘Red Light Jihad’ Bars line the street, on display are neon lights, beer signs and women trying to lure in passing revelers. This scene could be anywhere in Thailand, […]

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Sino-Thai Rail Project Gets Green Light from Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly

the MoU with China to build a double-track standard-gauge railway covering the 734-kilometre route linking Nong Khai, Khaeng Koi and Map Ta Phut and the 133km Khaeng Koi-Bangkok route.   BANGKOK – Thailand Military backed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday approved a draft memorandum of understanding to be signed with China for the development of […]

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Thai Police Hunt for One of Thailand’s Richest Men Over Corruption Scandal

Nopporn Suppipat on Forbes Lists. #31 Thailand’s 50 Richest   BANGKOK – Lieutenant General Prawut Thavornsiri of  Thailand’s Royal Thai Police today said they are hunting for Nopporn Suppipat  on of Thailand’s 50 Richest and#31 on Forbes Lists as part of a sprawling graft probe that has rocked the country’s elite. Nopporn Suppipat  an Energy tycoon […]

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Thailand, Malaysia Premiers Meet for Talks on Thailand’s Deep South

Thailand Prime-Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha left and his Malaysian counterpart Najib-Razak at Malaysian Government House on Monday   KUALA LUMPUR – Thai Prime Minister Gen.Prayuth Chan-Ocha, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak agreed on Monday (Dec 1) that stalled talks on ending southern Thailand’s deadly insurrection could only resume once all rebel attacks cease and its various […]

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Thailand’s police purge: Patronage and pay-outs

#459547236 / gettyimages.com   By Jack Radcliffe Powerful and well-connected people in Thailand are almost never publicly held accountable for acts of deceit, manipulation and corruption. For this reason, the ongoing anomaly of the ‘Police Purge’ has been a recent source of major intrigue. The man at the centre of the story is former Central […]

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Prayut to introduce Aksara to Malaysia as Thailand’s chief peace negotiator

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will inform his Malaysian counterpart during his one-day visit that Gen Aksara Kerdpol, the chief advisor for the Supreme Command, will be Thailand’s chief negotiator for holding peace dialogues with southern insurgents. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP.

Thailand’s military junta to delay elections to 2016 – is anyone surprised?

A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP. In the immediate aftermath of the military coup of the May 22 earlier this year, there was some early hope by rather optimistic (but ultimately naive) observers that this hostile takeover of powers […]

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High household debt levels -- more than 80 percent of gross domestic product -- will continue to depress spending.

Thailand’s Economic Revival is Greatly Exaggerated

High household debt levels — more than 80 percent of gross domestic product — will continue to depress spending.   BANGKOK – Thailand may still be one of the best place in South East Asia to Visit, even after its military coup last spring. But tentative signs of an economic rebound hardly resolve the deep […]

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Thailand’s Military Proposes Less Foreign Control of Joint Ventures

The military-run government recently announced it was considering changing the regulations covering joint venture enterprises   BANGKOK – Economic woes continue in Thailand with the news that exports are likely to shrink for the second year in a row, and third quarter growth was less than expected. Foreign investors have also expressed concerns about proposed […]

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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan (seated, in black jacket) watches a group of "village defence volunteers" demonstrate their combat skill in Narathiwat province

Thailand’s Deputy PM Promises More Funds to Arm Southern Volunteers

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan (seated, in black jacket) watches a group of “village defence volunteers” demonstrate their combat skill in Narathiwat province   NARATHIWAT – Deputy Prime Minister Ret. Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has promised to allocate more funds to arm residents in Thailand’s three southern provinces, where security forces have been battling separatist insurgents […]

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Thailand’s ‘mini Manny’ faces Zou

Chinese double Olympic gold medallist flyweight Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) had a cameo role in the recent “Transformers 4″ blockbuster movie and he will take on Thailand’s Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym (27-0, 12 KOs) in a final eliminator for a world title shot tomorrow in Macau. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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