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May Presses Prayut On Election Issues

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May Presses Prayut On Election Issues

British Prime Minister Theresa May told Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to continue progress towards free and open elections in Thailand in line with international standards, including lifting restrictions on political parties at an early stage, a Downing Street spokesperson said. Prayut met with May on Wednesday  in London when the Thai junta chief arrived for…

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Kindergarten Teachers Praised For Showing Pupils How To Escape From A Locked Vehicle

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Kindergarten Teachers Praised For Showing Pupils How To Escape From A Locked Vehicle

Kindergarten teachers at a school in Bang Plee south east of Bangkok have been praised online for conducting training for little children in how to exit a vehicle if they are locked in alone. Three clips of the training were shown on the page of Gantanat Chalong on Facebook. The three to five year olds…

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Netizen Sums Up In No Uncertain Terms Why So Many People Die On Thailand’s Roads

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Netizen Sums Up In No Uncertain Terms Why So Many People Die On Thailand’s Roads

The following was posted on Thai Visa after the author watched a video.. It is difficult to disagree with any of the comments. See what you think. If driving, especially on a motorbike, treat the activity as an act of war, in a sense that you may be mowed down or killed at any moment. Maintain…

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Wild Boat Orgy: Australian Tourist’s Wild Run Ends in Handcuffs

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Wild Boat Orgy: Australian Tourist’s Wild Run Ends in Handcuffs

Stephen Carpenter, a 49 years old Australian tourist, was arrested by the Thai Police for organizing an orgy on a boat. The police arrested Carpenter around 2:00 AM in a house in Saraburi province. According to police Carpenter was hiding from an arrest warrant issued on Saturday. Prostitution is illegal in Thailand. But Carpenter did…

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The Reality and Denial of Sex Work in Thailand

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The Reality and Denial of Sex Work in Thailand

  What should we care more about: reality or denial? In Thailand, prostitution is illegal and yet its sex industry is famous – or infamous – depending on how one looks at it. There are an estimated 300,000 sex workers, according to an estimate by Empower Foundation, a leading advocate for their rights. Denying the…

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Thais Starting To Wake Up On Reducing Use Of Plastic

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Thais Starting To Wake Up On Reducing Use Of Plastic

Thai people in general, high-learning educational institutions, private and public sectors are waking up to the calls for the reduction of plastic bags in their daily use in light of the recent deaths of several wild animals from their eating of discarded plastic bags and the global problem of plastic garbage in seas and oceans….

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Thai Woman Charged With Tricking Laotian Girl Into Prostitution

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Thai Woman Charged With Tricking Laotian Girl Into Prostitution

A 37-year-old Hmong woman, wanted for luring a 16-year-old Laotian girl with a promise of a fried chicken shop’s worker job in Thailand but then taking her into forced prostitution at a karaoke bar in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district, has been taken into custody. Maiv Pai Ntshua Nplaim, the subject of an arrest warrant…

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No Election Until After The Coronation !

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No Election Until After The Coronation !

SURPRISE STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER THROWS FURTHER DOUBT ON POLL DATE   Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday linked the coronation with the date for the next election, saying the junta needed to prepare for the important royal ceremony before calling the long-awaited poll. While it is has been widely accepted that the general election…

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Thais Lash Back After Human Rights Groups Condemn Executions

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Thais Lash Back After Human Rights Groups Condemn Executions

Thailand’s first execution in nine years has sparked public debate on the death penalty, which retains strong support among most Thais despite concerns raised by academics and activists about human rights violations and its effectiveness as a deterrent. The question of whether Thailand should abolish the severe punishment for good erupted once again yesterday, after…

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First Execution In Thailand Since 2009

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First Execution In Thailand Since 2009

The department of corrections has announced that a murderer has been executed by lethal injection. It is the first judicial killing in the country since 2009. Theerasak Longji, 26, was convicted of robbing and killing a person with a knife in Trang, southern Thailand, in July 2012. The victim was stabbed 24 times. A phone…

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