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TOURISM experts and online travel platforms are welcoming the collaboration between e-commerce giant Alibaba and Thai tourism authorities to ... Under a partnership deal on tourism, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will expand cooperation with Fliggy, Alibaba's online travel business and ...
The 14-year conflict between Muslim insurgents and authorities in Thailand's three southernmost provinces has claimed more than 7,000 lives. But can music help bridge the sectarian divide? 32m ago. Share this with Facebook · Share this with Twitter · Share this with Messenger · Share this ... Thailand

The power to sign off a crime case file to be proceeded to the public prosecutors will in the future rest with the chief inquiry officer of each police station instead of the superintendent of the station as it has been the case for years. Mr Kamnoon Sidhisamarn, spokesman of the panel charged with ...
He said they will now expand the scope of their investigation to determine whether an organised crime gang of Thais and foreigners is heavily involved in the sex trade in Thailand. Pol Maj Gen Kornchai Klaiklung, commander of the trafficking division, said all known sex trafficking gangs have already ... Companies
Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission (Thai SEC) and Thai Fintech Association. technology consultant Bhume Bhumiratana, along with members of the local crypto community, have urged financial authorities to reconsider the country's cryptocurrency tax framework, local news outlet ...
Thai authorities seized about $68.6 million (2.14 billion baht) worth of meth in the past week and arrested 11 suspects, officials said Tuesday, underscoring a U.N. report describing Thailand as a major transit point for drug trafficking in Southeast Asia. Police seized 788 kilograms (358 pounds) of ...
The arrest of Tan by a group of heavily armed police officers at the busy Hatyai Airport in April last year received wide media coverage in Thailand and Malaysia. Thai authorities suspected Tan, who resided in Hatyai and had a Thai wife, of being a senior member of an international drug syndicate which ...
AYUTTHAYA, Thailand, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's central Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province and the Tourism Authority of Thailand held the annual Wai Khru Muay Thai ceremony, during which 1,260 Thai boxing learners around the world came here to pay respect to Thai boxing masters. The 14th ...
A police spokesperson has named Qatari national Mohammed Ibrahim al-Malki and Azizah Udomwattananon, a Thai woman, as the two main perpetrators. They were found hiding at a house in the Bang Lamung district of Thailand after authorities managed to track their vehicle all the way from the Nong ...
11 attacks. Although the book does not name the "chief of base," ProPublica said in its story that three former government officials told Bonner that the person was Haspel. But the "chief of base" at the Thailand interrogation center was a man, not a woman, according to the book, which refers to the chief as ...
Thai authorities plan to vaccinate more than 10 million dogs and cats within the next six months in reaction to a deadly rabies outbreak that has spread across the country. The country's Department of Livestock Development (DLD) sought to reassure the public at a press conference on Wednesday, saying ...
Lesley and Rybka travelled to Dubai from Thailand in an attempt to lie low. From there, they asked a Canadian member of their movement to reach out to US authorities for protection. The Canadian, a Russian-speaking immigrant from Israel named Eliot Cooper, told me on Thursday he tried to contact the ...
She does not accept the official explanation by the Thai police that her son died after his motorbike crashed into an electricity pylon. More than 13,000 people signed the Change.org petition, which was given to the UK government last week. Mrs Harrington spent years trying to get information from the Thai ...

Thailand's formal commitment to women's rights began in 1985 when it became a party to the key UN treaty on the subject: the Convention on the ... Violence Act 2007 not only prohibits such violence but also imposes a duty on witnesses to report the situation to the authorities for follow-up action. Yet, it is ...
“In those 10 years, I've never seen any inspector visit us and check our working conditions, I only saw Thai authorities check whether we're documented while we work in Thailand,” he added. According to Sokchar, once the fishing boats returned, migrants were often arrested when police found they were ...
A dozen books later, Siri is still solving murders, sassing officials, messing with the spirit world and slurping down noodles prepared by his second wife, ... "Christopher Moore [another popular Thai-based author] books also sell well, but almost anything set in Thailand will sell well either to local expats or ...
When his situation came to light, the outrage was intense. His case, along with the Baby Gammy Case, resulted in Thailand completely banning all surrogacy arrangements with non-Thai citizens in 2015. Nice work, dude. Way to ruin it for everyone. The facts start in 2014, when Thai authorities became ...
A self-styled Belarusian sex coach who alleged she could provide damning evidence to support claims of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election in exchange for political asylum will remain under detention in Thailand as authorities compile evidence against her, immigration officials said Wednesday.
A Thai police officer escorts Anastasia Vashukevich from a detention center in Pattaya, south of Bangkok, Feb. ... meddling in the 2016 U.S. election in exchange for political asylum will remain under detention in Thailand as authorities compile evidence against her, immigration officials said Wednesday.
Rybka—whose real name is Anastasia Vashukevich—was arrested in Pattaya, Thailand, during one of her “sex training” seminars. Thai officials said the women running the workshop didn't have valid work permits. She is now asking the U.S. government to extradite her so she can provide special counsel ...
The Gambian government has officially apologized to the Thai government over sex tourism comments made by its its Tourism and Culture Minister, Hamat ... Though the comments were made two months ago, it resurfaced after an online new agency republished it attracting the attention of Thai authorities ...
With the support of the academics and the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), BDS Campaign Thailand and PSC Thailand contacted the Kasetsart University authorities and the International Center for Research and Development (ICRD) to ask them to withdraw ...
An elderly Swiss man was recently sentenced to merely 16 years in prison for sexually abusing 80 children in Thailand in the span of over a decade. On Thursday, the ... When Thai authorities began investigating him for charges related to pedophilia, he returned to Switzerland in 2014, the Local reports.
A team of EU officials is scheduled to visit Thailand next month to inspect the country's efforts to reign in its seafood and fishing industries to conform with EU fishing regulations. To say that Thai officials are more than a little confident that it will be the last such visit under threat of penalty is somewhat of an ...
Dr Keo Sopheaktra, director of the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Health Department, said patients currently are transferred into another ambulance at the border. While Cambodian officials have asked Thailand to allow Cambodian ambulances to go directly to hospitals on the Thai side, those requests had ...
She faces criminal charges and deportation to Belarus after coming under suspicion of working in Thailand without a visa at a sex-training seminar in the city of Pattaya. .... She said a Thai official had asked her to sign a paper saying that she believed she would be safe in Russia, but that she had refused.
BANGKOK: A Thai court has sentenced five Cambodian fishermen to 50 years each for a violent 2016 attack on French tourists in which two women were raped, an official said on Monday (Mar 5). The men were given the maximum allowable sentence on a raft of charges, including rape, following their ...
He told BBC Radio Wales' Sunday Supplement programme: "Kirsty's belongings are still in Thailand. ... Dyfed-Powys Police has continued to liaise with Thai authorities in a bid to catch the killers and have analysed DNA samples connected to the case, believed to match someone of south-east Asian origin.
At the time the authorities were investigating fertility clinics in Bangkok believed to be offering commercial surrogacy services - paying Thai women to give ... Mr Shigeta has not come back to Thailand to visit them, perhaps fearing either the publicity or possible prosecution, but Thai officials say his mother ...
The tech startup Omise, parent company of the Ethereum-based blockchain firm OmiseGo, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA), a branch of Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, to lend support to a forthcoming ...
They were arrested earlier this month in the sanctuary in western Thailand where rangers stumbled on their camp and found guns and animal carcasses. Rich and influential Thais have a habit of avoiding justice. The junta which seized power in 2014 is on the back foot over a luxury watch scandal that has ...
BANGKOK: Thai officials will test human faeces found at a campsite in a wildlife sanctuary to try to prove their case against a tycoon accused of ... They were arrested earlier this month in the sanctuary in western Thailand where rangers stumbled on their camp and found guns and animal carcasses.
The FBI agents contacted Thailand's Immigration bureau last week to try to organize the meeting, the highly placed source in the department said. The request was refused by Thai officials because only legal representatives and family members of the detainees are permitted access to the detainees, added ...
This once-idyllic cove, on the tiny Thai island of Koh Phi Phi Leh, was the paradise location of The Beach, Danny Boyle's 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It was then pushed by tourism officials in advertising campaigns to entice more wealthy visitors to Thailand. But mass tourism has since taken a ...
A Japanese businessman who won a child custody case in Thailand is largely unknown in his home country. Mitsutoki Shigeta is the son of the owner of Japanese telecommunications and insurance company Hikari Tsushin. As a major shareholder of the company, he earns millions of dollars a year. But in ...
TOKYO: A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country. Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company ...
The tech startup Omise, parent company of the Ethereum-based blockchain firm OmiseGo, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA), a branch of Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, to lend support to a forthcoming ...
Department officials blamed high humidity for contributing to the haze, while environmentalists cited the capital's famously traffic-choked streets. Tara Buakamsri, Thailand director for Greenpeace Southeast Asia, in a Thursday Facebook post blamed Bangkok's polluted air on the city's abundance of cars ...
Kitsana Kaewtumrong, PR director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said the Thailand team comprised three professional ice sculptors - Kusol Boonkobsongserm from ... The achievement will boost the reputation and presence of Thailand and of Thai tourism throughout the globe," Mr Kitsana said.
After Thai officials filed an inquiry, Somali authorities replied that the country had not authorised the boat to fish in its own waters and it was not ... Police proceeded with legal action on charges of bringing an illegal fishing vessel into the Thailand's waters without permission, which is punishable by a fine ...
Even without eyewitnesses, officials handling the poaching case against the Italian-Thai Development president and his team members are confident evidence collected from the ground is more than enough to nail them. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Surasak Kanjanarak called an urgent ...
The rights group's deputy director for Asia, Phil Robertson, said contacts with local Thai authorities had confirmed that Sokha, who is recognised by the ... of the deportation last night, and Foreign Affairs spokesman Chum Sounry, as well as Cambodian Embassy officials in Thailand, could not be reached.
Park authorities arresting Thai construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta (centre) in Thungyai Naresuan national park in Kanchanaburi province on Feb 6, ... Premchai is the president of the publicly traded Italian-Thai Development, a Bangkok-based company that helped build Thailand's Suvarnabhumi ...
Entitled 'Open to the New Shades', the new campaign aims to position Thailand a step beyond its worldwide image as a 'land of smiles', nice beaches and wild parties. Instead, the two-minute online film showcases “the diversified and unique Thai local cultural experiences that are yet to be discovered”.
Thai authorities deported more than 13,000 Cambodian migrant workers last year, according to an annual report from the National Police. The report released yesterday said that 13,396 Cambodian workers, including 4,169 women and 469 children, were deported by Thai authorities. The report added that ...
The head of one of Thailand's largest construction companies has been arrested for hunting protected animals in a wildlife sanctuary and was found with the skin of a black panther and other animals, officials announced Tuesday. Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation ...


 

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