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7 anti-coal hunger strikers admitted to hospital

February 16, 2018

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged to the junta to negotiate with anti-coal protesters after seven hunger strikers were admitted to hospital. ? On 15 February 2018, the NHRC expressed support for a rally at the UN building, Bangkok. The rally urged the junta to withdraw its plans to build coal-fired...
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US Senate rejects immigration bills

February 16, 2018

WASHINGTON: The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security.
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Bills panel to wrap up work this month

February 16, 2018

The tripartite panel scrutinising the two crucial organic bills on the election of MPs and selection of senators will finish its work by the end of the month before the bills are returned to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) for a vote.
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Court revokes punishment against Thai PBS for monarchy debates

February 15, 2018

The Administrative Court has nullified an order that fined Thai PBS for broadcasting political talks about the Thai monarchy.? ? On 15 February 2018, the Administrative Court ruled to invalidate a fine of 50,000 baht issued by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to Thai PBS for broadcasting political discussions about the...
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NHSO backs compo probe for failed sterilisations

February 13, 2018

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is being urged to amend Section 41 of the universal health care law to allow compensation payments to women who become pregnant despite having been sterilised.
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Beware the Beware the Scam Scam

February 13, 2018

Harrison George They are a staple of social media. The latest that I received warned against a ‘new’ scam when you check into a hotel.? You’ve handed your credit card to the reception desk who take from it a deposit against which they will debit any extra charges for wildly overpriced miniature booze...
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Rangsiman faces charges from 2016 after weekend protest

February 12, 2018

After Rangsiman Rome led a protest on Saturday attended by hundreds, Bangkok police transferred the pro-democracy activist to Khon Kaen to face prosecution for campaigning against the junta’s constitution in 2016.? ? On 11 February 2018, the police transferred Rome from Bangkok to Mueang Khon Kaen Police Station to hear accusations of violating...
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New health benefits, transplants on the way

February 12, 2018

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is set to approve payment for 11 selected health promotion, prevention and rehabilitation services.
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NACC vows to wrap up Prawit probe

February 10, 2018

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has vowed to complete its probe into Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon’s luxury wristwatch scandal by the end of the month.
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More roadshows planned to tout EEC

February 10, 2018

Shortly after the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed the final reading of the draft Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) bill on Thursday night, the government vowed to rev up international roadshows to lure foreign investors to the flagship scheme.
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Creation amid a conflict in Thailand’s Deep South (1)

February 9, 2018

Hara Shintaro Before the intensification of Southern Thailand’s long-running insurgency in the early 2000s, the region, (known as Patani) lacked a developed art scene, and the conflict which erupted in 2004 seemed to have devastated artistic creation among the local population. However, in the middle of the endless armed conflict, a new generation...
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Stargazers should have good view of Milky Way until April

February 9, 2018

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand is encouraging stargazers to take the opportunity to admire the Milky Way from February to April, one of only two short periods a year most suitable for celestial observation.
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Suspects, kids’ rights still at risk: report

February 8, 2018

Crime victims, suspected insurgents and marginalised groups are still suffering human rights abuses despite government efforts to stamp them out, according to the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida).
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THAI staff may quit if tax imbalance not fixed: union

February 8, 2018

Workers at Thai Airways International (THAI) are demanding a pay rise for staff, who the national carrier's union claims are being overworked and unfairly taxed.
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MBK39 report to police, released free of bail

February 8, 2018

The 39 pro-election protesters have reported to the police to hear accusations. Bangkok courts released them without bail.?? ? On 8 February 2018, 34 out of the 39 pro-election protesters known as MBK39 reported to Pathumwan Police Station to hear accusations against them. The junta accused the group of joining a public assembly...
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Thailand: Drop Criminal Defamation Lawsuits against 14 Myanmar Workers

February 7, 2018

Fortify Rights (Bangkok, February 6, 2018)—Thammakaset Company Limited should immediately drop criminal defamation charges against 14 migrant workers from Myanmar who alleged serious labor rights violations, and Thai authorities should decriminalize defamation, Fortify Rights said today. The trial is scheduled to commence in the Don Muang Magistrates Court in Bangkok tomorrow and is...
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Junta files more charges against pro-election MBK39

February 7, 2018

A network of Thai scholars has launched a fundraising campaign to seek two million baht for the bail of the 39 pro-election protesters. The junta has also filed more charges against them for violating the ban on public assembly. ? On 6 February 2018, Nuttha Mahattana, one of the protesters, revealed that the...
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Peace TV faces 15-days broadcasting ban

February 6, 2018

The Thai media regulator has the suspended broadcasting licence of a TV station run by the redshirts. This is the fourth broadcasting ban of the channel under the junta regime.? ? On 6 February 2018, Thida Thavornseth, an executive of Peace TV, posted on her Facebook account that the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication...
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Rebranding Thailand: why is junta so obsessed with wordplay?

February 4, 2018

Kornkritch Somjittranukit ? During the past four years, the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has added many terms to the dictionary of Thai politics. At the beginning of their regime, the NCPO coined the term “Returning Happiness”, which later became the name of a weekly TV programme that junta leader...
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NCPO: No ban on students mocking Prawit’s watches

February 2, 2018

University students have not been prohibited from mocking Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon over his various wristwatches during Saturday's annual Chulalongkorn-Thammasat football match, spokesmen for the National Council for Peacekeeping said on Friday.
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Watches mockery banned at football match

February 2, 2018

The political mockery involving luxury watches and military figures was allegedly banned during the 72nd Chulalongkorn-Thammasat Traditional Football Match scheduled at the National Stadium in Bangkok on Saturday.
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Students: Watches mockery banned at football match

February 2, 2018

The political mockery involving luxury watches and military figures was allegedly banned during the 72nd Chulalongkorn-Thammasat Traditional Football Match scheduled at the National Stadium in Bangkok on Saturday.
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Watches mockery banned in football match

February 2, 2018

The political mockery involving luxury watches and military figures was allegedly banned during the 72nd Chulalongkorn-Thammasat Traditional Football Match scheduled at the National Stadium in Bangkok on Saturday.
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You’re never too old to learn (and you’re never too young for a test)

February 2, 2018

Harrison George To judge from the cracks and potholes, the soi hasn’t been resurfaced in decades.? Maybe not since the emergency makeover when a daily motorcade of Mercs began transporting royal offspring to the school nearby. The school itself has had many lavish refurbishments in that time. ?They are boasted about in the...
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4 years after the anti-election PDRC protests: how’s ‘reform before elections’ doing?

February 2, 2018

? Four years ago, on February 2, 2014, People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters, led by Suthep Thaugsuban, forcefully shut down many polling stations in Bangkok and the South. Many citizens who came to vote were prevented from entering the booths and some were assaulted by PDRC mobs. A day earlier, red shirts...
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Merchants slow to adopt EDC systems

February 2, 2018

The Finance Ministry will encourage merchants to install swiping devices for credit and debit cards after the number of merchants equipped with point-of-sale terminals under the national e-payment scheme was found to be 140,000, still far below the target of 560,000.
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Scandal swirls around Thailand’s junta at an awkward moment

February 1, 2018
Scandal swirls around Thailand’s junta at an awkward moment

Tell me when they’ve stopped watching TIME is currently of the essence in Thailand. In December a photo of Prawit Wongsuwan, the deputy prime minister, wearing a luxury watch caught the attention of activists. The timepiece appeared to be worth more than $100,000. How could the general afford such an item on his...
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NHRC to investigate Human Rights Watch reports

February 1, 2018

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will scrutinise two reports from Human Rights Watch (HRW) previously denounced by the Foreign Ministry. The new constitution orders the NHRC to investigate reports on human rights in Thailand, said a commissioner.? ? On 1 January 2018, Wat Tingsamit, the NHRC chairman, revealed that the Commission would...
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NLA: Making changes to bills could further delay polls.

February 1, 2018

If charter drafters or the Election Commission strongly oppose the new legislation governing MPs and senators the general election could be further delayed, the president of the National Legislative Assembly said on Thursday.
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Pheu Thai: NCPO has lost legitimacy to govern

February 1, 2018

The Pheu Thai Party declared on Thursday that the National Council for Peace and Order and its government have lost all legitimacy to remain in office.
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