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Men and women harvest rice in Ban San Ka Wan, Thailand. Since taking power in a coup in May, the ruling National Council for Peace and Order has been repaying farmers money owed after a government-run effort to control rice markets failed.

Thailand’s Junta Introduces Loans to Help Struggling Farmers

Men and women harvest rice in Ban San Ka Wan, Thailand. Since taking power in a coup in May, the ruling National Council for Peace and Order has been repaying farmers money owed after a government-run effort to control rice markets failed. – BANGKOK – Thailand’s ruling Junta (National Council for Peace and Order) revealed […]

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Anti-Thaksin energy reform activists detained by Thailand’s military junta

The Bangkok Post on August 20: Energy reform advocates kicked off their 950km walking campaign from Songkhla’s Hat Yai district to Bangkok yesterday to raise public awareness of national energy policy. The group, called “Partnership on Energy Reform,” started the campaign at the Clock Tower square in Muang Hat Yai municipality, drawing about 100 participants […]

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MAHACHAI, THAILAND - AUGUST 18: A Burmese migrant family sorts shrimp at an open-air distribution center in Mahachai, the capital of Samut Sakhon province on August 18, 2012. Labor abuse is most common in unregistered peeling sheds that line area backroads. (Jason Motlagh/FTWP)

Thailand’s Despicable Human Trafficking Record

MAHACHAI, THAILAND – AUGUST 18: A Burmese migrant family sorts shrimp at an open-air distribution center in Mahachai, the capital of Samut Sakhon province on August 18, 2012. Labor abuse is most common in unregistered peeling sheds that line area back roads. (Jason Motlagh/FTWP)   BANGKOK – This years parade of horrors in the State […]

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Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during the start of a National Legislative Assembly meeting to consider urgent matters including the 2015 Budget Bill, at the parliament in Bangkok August 18, 2014.

Thailand’s Military Boosts Spending on Defense, Education in Draft Budget

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during the start of a National Legislative Assembly meeting to consider urgent matters including the 2015 Budget Bill, at the parliament in Bangkok August 18, 2014.   BANGKOK – Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, stressing that the military had a “limited time” in power before a return […]

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Is Thailand’s rubber stamp parliament a sign of things to come?

The Bangkok Post: The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) voted on Monday to accept in principle the 2015 budget bill, with the Education Ministry getting the biggest budget, followed by the Interior Ministry. The members voted 183 in favour, with three abstentions. … Defence spending, which typically increases in Thailand after a coup, grew 5.3% from […]

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Officials inspect and take photos of jet skis along Pattaya Beach in an attempt to end the national embarrassment of jet ski scams

Thailand’s Government Gets Tough of Jet Ski Scammers

Foreign tourists who rent jet skis on the Thailand island of Phuket are often forced to phone friends to bring money to pay for damage to jet skis they didn’t cause   PHUKET – After years of pressure from tour operators and tourists alike, Thailand is finally getting tough on the infamous jet ski scammers. […]

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Taekwondo Panipak wins Thailand’s first gold medal

Exponent Panipak Wongpattanakit clinched the first gold medal for Thailand at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on Sunday. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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An assembly line at a Ford and Mazda joint-venture plant in Rayong province, east of Bangkok. Foreign auto makers began setting up in Thailand in the 1980s, turning the country into the

Thailand’s Military Rulers Look to Past For Answers on Economy

An assembly line at a Ford and Mazda joint-venture plant in Rayong province, east of Bangkok. Foreign auto makers began setting up in Thailand in the 1980s, turning the country into the ‘Detroit of the East.’ – BANGKOK – In the 1980s, Thailand’s military-backed government oversaw a growth miracle, spurred by the development of heavy […]

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SOFITEL SO – BANGKOK – THAILAND’S COOLEST POOL PARTY – Bangkok Video

If you are looking for a great place to see and enjoy the “new” Bangkok-Lifestyle — dive in to this hotel: SOFITEL SO, right at Sathorn Road close to Lumpin… Video Rating: 3 / 5

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Salamander Energy eyes Thailand’s potential

Chumphon: Salamander Energy Plc, the London-listed petroleum exploration and production (E&P) company with primary focus on Southeast Asia, is keen to explore business opportunities in Thailand where the E&P sector fits in with the interest of small and medium-sized companies. Bangkok Post Graham Balchin, general manager of Salamander Energy (Thailand), said E&P activities in Thailand […]

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Thailand’s Military-Appointed Lawmakers Meet in Bangkok

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s military-dominated legislature has held its first session, after the army took power in a coup on May 22. The body is expected to appoint a prime minster and cabinet later this year. The 197-member National Legislative Assembly met at the parliament in the Thai capital Bangkok on Friday, one day after […]

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The Vejthani Cardiology Clinic at Vejthani Hospital offers a full range of finest treatment of congestive heart failure.

Thailand’s Nationwide Hospital Networks Meet to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease

The Vejthani Cardiology Clinic at Vejthani Hospital offers a full range of finest treatment of congestive heart failure.   CHIANG RAI – The Director General of the Department of Medical Services (DMS) has chaired an academic forum and concluded the outcomes of the Heart Disease Crisis Project. Citing the statistics of the World Health Organization […]

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This handout photograph from Parliament received and taken on Aug 7, 2014 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attending the opening of the National Legislative Assembly in Bangkok. Thailand inaugurated a new national assembly dominated by military figures on Thursday, in what the junta has said is a step toward the transition of power back to democratic government. -- PHOTO: AFP - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-east-asia/story/thailand-inaugurates-national-assembly-junta-keeps-tight-grip-201408#sthash.HJXJg3US.dpuf

Thailand’s New National Legislative Assembly Inaugurated, Presided Over by the Crown Prince

This handout photograph from Parliament received and taken on Aug 7, 2014 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attending the opening of the National Legislative Assembly in Bangkok.- PHOTO: AFP   BANGKOK – Thailand’s newly formed National Legislative Assembly met for the first time on Thursday (Aug 7) in a 15-minute inaugural ceremony presided over […]

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Children work all ours of the night selling flowers

The Arrest of One Man Doesn’t Address Thailand’s Child Trafficking Problem

Myanmar Child Selling Roses in Bangkok     BANGKOK – As anyone who has spent any time in Thailand knows, children have worked on Bangkok’s Khaosan Road selling roses for years. Child migrants from Myanmar wander up and down this infamous backpacker hangout, selling flowers for 20 baht (around 65 US cents). On June 20 […]

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Thailand’s Health Ministry Warns of Sex Addiction to Online Porn Among Teens

    CHIANG RAI – The Department of Mental Health has expressed concerns over sexual assault and premature sex in adolescents caused by sexual content in online media. Parents and the society are urged to help create immunity against addiction to sexual content online. Psychiatrist from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute MD […]

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