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Thailand has decided to give foreign migrant workers a 25-day holiday to give them enough time to go home to celebrate the Songkran Festival (Thingyan in ... According to an announcement by the Thai government on Tuesday, the cabinet approved a request of Thailand's Ministry of Labour for 25 ... workers
Former Thailand Prime Ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, both fugitives living in exile, attended a party at a hotel in Tokyo on March 29 given by a former government minister. Thaksin briefly responded to questions from an Asahi Shimbun reporter and talked about ...

Overall, the deep south of Thailand has been able to withstand jihadist influence, but the current status quo can change. The only way to manage possible jihadist influence is to work on the current peace dialogue in Southern Thailand. Ending the conflict should be a priority. The Thai military ...
The Centre aims to develop the cybersecurity workforce in ASEAN, particularly in governmental agencies and Critical Information Infrastructure operators in ASEAN, training at least 700 ... The Thai Government's press release notes several advantages for Thailand having been selected the host country. Japan
Before Thailand's military government enacted a tough law on migrant workers last June, the country had as many as three million unregistered migrant workers, many ... The workers who were killed Friday had passed the lengthy new registration process to work in the country, Thai news outlets reported.
"Massive libel damages for reporting on human rights violations will undermine desperately needed research on labor abuses in Thailand," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "The Thai government should recognize that the country's reputation and economy are better served ...

We need democracy back now,"said Mr Mike Pisek, 70, a former Thai marine. Many of the protesters were in their 60s or 70s, even if the leaders were students. The government has allowed recent protests to take place, but many of the leaders face charges for public order offences. Protest leaders said they ...
CHIANG RAI – In the wake of the recent rabies outbreak, Thailand's Junta Government, the National Legislative Assembly will propose adding a section to the animal protection law requiring pet owners to be more responsible. Wallop Tangkananurak, member of the legislature and chairman of the animal ...
The government has solved more than 90 per cent of the complaints lodged with the administration, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has claimed. Gen Prayuth was speaking to villagers, who came to greet him during his visit to tambon Hua Na of Nong Bua Lam Phu's Muang district. “The government has ...
Women attending a festival in Thailand have been told they should not dress in sexy outfits otherwise they could be victims of sexual harassment. Authorities have launched campaigns about the risks women may face at the Songkran festival celebrating the Thai New Year, which takes place on April 13, the ...
Migrant workers from Myanmar working in fishing industry show their personal documents, working permits to Thai officials in Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand, March 20, 2018. The Thai government has reiterated its determination to register and legalize all of some 3.8 million migrant workers from ...
Thai authorities asked women to avoid dressing “sexy” ahead of the Songkran (Thai New Year) celebrations to avoid getting sexually assaulted. ... It got a lot of attention from Thailand's media and raised a pertinent point — the reasons for sexual attacks are not their outfits and they cannot be prevented by dressing modestly ...
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha speaks during a media press conference at Government House in Bangkok on September 15, 2016. ... Thailand's military regime, keen to promote its ambitious Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development program, sent mixed signals to the same foreign investors it ...
A transgender woman in Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre who says she entered the UK when she was sex trafficked by a gang will be deported back to Thailand in a matter of days to a “situation of great danger.” Tanya*, who has been detained in Yarl's Wood since December 30 2017, has been ...
The Thai government does not intend to compete with the companies, but "would help facilitate Thai exporters to join the bidding," Adul said. In recent years, Thailand has been keen to export rice on a government-to-government basis, particularly to countries where the payment and delivery processes can ...
Thailand's military government has been hit with a graft scandal involving the misappropriation of 85 percent of funds that were allocated for the poor and for HIV patients, the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) made said on Tuesday after finding evidence of US$ 3.2 million missing.
Authorities in Thailand are telling women to avoid dressing in 'sexy' outfits as they try to prevent sexual harassment or sex assault cases during next month's Songkran festival. Department of Local Administration department director-general Sutthipong Chulcharoen said local bodies would arrange ...

BANGKOK - Machine-readable welfare cards replaced cash payouts last year (2017) when the Thai government revamped its aid for some 11 million poor ... Both schemes are expected to yield data that can help improve policy as Thailand strengthens its digital infrastructure, said digital economy and ...
Last week Thailand's government issued drafts of two laws regarding cryptocurrency and ICO legislation. There is a certain cause for optimism as long as Thai lawmakers intend not to ban, but to regulate the technology. Nevertheless, any fears remain legitimate after Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of ...
Thai deputy government spokesman Lt Gen Werachon Sukondhapatipak said: "The talk marks a new chapter for the relationship between both nations." The two countries will celebrate the 70th anniversary of their relationship in 2022, the year Thailand will also be appointed as the chairman of Asia-Pacific ...
In January, Human Rights Watch released a report saying that forced labour and other rights abuses remained “widespread” in the Thai fishing industry despite the government reforms. “Many of the human rights problems in Thailand's fishing industry are common to migrant workers in sectors throughout ...
While that may sound like a technicality, it's being interpreted by analysts as a sign that, along with other issues involved, the Thai government has been listening to concerns about the dam expressed by local Thai communities and by civil society groups. These communities and organizations have for ...
The Thai government is planning to adopt measures against increasing environmental damage caused by tourism on three popular islands in southern Thailand. ... The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has projected that 37.5 million tourists will visit Thailand in 2018, up from last year's figure of 35.3 million.
Thailand's government issued drafts of cryptocurrency and ICO legislation as lawmakers reiterated they had no intention of banning the technology, ... Two weeks later, the Thai Digital Asset Exchange (TDAX) cited the same reason as being behind its decision to temporarily pause ICO registrations.
BANGKOK: The ongoing southern Thai peace talks between Thai government and MARA Patani facilitated by Malaysia have been criticised by local observers over its perceived lack of progress since the talks began over three years ago. However, the new Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Datuk Jojie ...
05:47 | Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs, Dr Wissanu Krea-Ngam, said yesterday that the government is considering establishing a law reform body for sustainable development of Thai legislation, adding that some laws currently in use in Thailand were drafted 600 years ago and have not been ...
Most urgently the government should enact the Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Bill and put Thailand in compliance with the International Convention against Enforced Disappearance. This would allow Somchai's case to be reopened and others to be properly ...
They claimed that after stumbling upon evidence of Russian government meddling in the 2016 US election, they were in danger of knowing too much. ... Last month, they were arrested along with eight of their fellow "sex coaches" when Thai police raided their week-long sex training seminar on its last day.
FOLLOWING his shock death in Thailand, the family of Luke Miller have joined with other grieving parents and called on the government to launch an ... His family do not believe the explanation given by Thai police, that bricklayer Luke, 26, hit his head jumping into the pool and drowned, and remain ...
Politics may play a role in Thai producers' sanguine response. "You can't protest too strongly against the government's decisions," given that Thailand has been ruled by a military junta since 2014, a journalist in the country said. On the other hand, Thailand's sugar sector may not face any particular ...
Facing prosecution, censorship and financial hardship, Thai reporters are finding it more and more difficult to hold the government and corporations to account. Thailand has a “strong investigative reporting culture,” said Prangtip Daorueng, an investigative reporter and a member of the International ...
In 2012, then-US president Barack Obama approached Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister at the time, to join the pact but the Thai government kept a cautious position. US President Donald Trump opted out of the TPP after succeeding Mr Obama. But US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said an ...
Biodiversity, Sustainable Agriculture, and Food Sovereignty Action Thailand Foundation (BioThai) yesterday published its 2017 annual report on the food ... there are still efforts to push forward this bill, because the Thai government will sign the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union and this law is ...
Thailand is being urged to set aside some of its ample foreign reserves for a fund to raise proceeds to finance aid packages for the elderly. ... Mr Somkid said the Thai government does not have a position on the proposal, adding that Thais are quite conservative about ideas to allocate foreign reserves for ...
The Democrat Party will definitely not be working with its arch-rival Pheu Thai Party in the next government, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday. Mr Abhisit has ruled out a post-election alliance, saying this is because Pheu Thai has proven unable to detach itself from "Thaksinocracy", ...
The envisioned safeguard would allow the Thai government to quickly halt imports of certain products temporarily, to help local producers. Anti-dumping measures, which typically take time to implement, normally impose an additional duty on imports to make prices equivalent or higher than local products.
Gambia says sorry to Thailand over sex haven slur ... BANJUL: Gambia apologised to Thailand after its foreign minister said the Asian country was a haven for sex tourists, sparking a strongly worded protest from Bangkok. ... The Thai government last week lodged a formal protest in a strongly worded letter.
The government wants 1.2 million electric vehicles and 690 charging stations operating by 2036 and the Board of Investment last year approved incentives for ... Land Transport Dept. data show there are 102,408 hybrid-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on Thai roads along with 1,394 ...
Thailand's military government responded by introducing new regulations and setting up a command center to fight illegal fishing. The ILO report released Wednesday on "Ship to Shore Rights" recommends the Thai government strengthen its legal framework, ensure effective enforcement, establish higher ...
A petition has been handed in to the UK government asking them to investigate deaths in the Thai island of Koh Tao. ... Mrs May can lead this forward, she can talk to the Foreign Office Minister and ask them to interact and be more forceful in what happens in Thailand, give more support to all the families ...
“We are not a sex destination. If you want a sex destination, you go to Thailand. The Gambia is not a sex destination. We are not, we are not and please every Gambian must sing that song,” Bah said in the interview. The comments sparked a diplomatic row leading the Thai government to officially lodge a ...
This is meant to be the year that Thailand's junta finally rolls out elections, but already the government has been backtracking, plagued by one corruption scandal after the next. Among ... Thaksin has also been publicly manoeuvring abroad to demonstrate that the Pheu Thai Party is still a fighting force.
He added that the Thai–Africa Initiative had been “elevated … into a new policy of Thai–Africa Partnership for Sustainable Development” with the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) acting as a key organization on behalf of the government,. What are the motives behind Thailand's moves to ...
Rybka has claimed she was arrested in Thailand on the orders of the Russian government because of the videos she published with Deripaska and Prikhodko. "If we go back to Russia we will die in Russian's [sic] prison or they will kill us," a post on Rybka's Instagram account said. "This is very serious.
"It's one of the hot issues being debated within government right now," said Somchai Swangkarn, the government's chief whip in the National Legislative Assembly, during an interview last week. "The government wants to sign, but there are a few that oppose." "The Thai government had the intention of ...
The announcement was made during a seminar attended by over 150 representatives from the Thai government, international organisations, businesses, NGOs and the media, for the local launch the recent World Bank report, The Internet of Things: The New Government-to-Business Platform. The report ...
Thailand's military government has filed criminal charges against 50 activists over a recent protest in which they demanded the army give up power and ... Thai courts rejected police requests to detain nearly three dozen activists over the same two charges last week, saying the protesters had cooperated ...
BANGKOK (BERNAMA) The Thai Government has made it clear that the proposed Kra Canal project is neither a priority currently nor does it have a policy on the proposed man-made waterway which will link the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. A government spokesman, Lieutenant General Sansern ...
The report also mentioned that Sansern's statement was made in response to a “movement” led by influential figures in Thailand who are interested in seeing the project come to fruition. This could be in reference to a group of ex-military, government-linked Thai individuals who formed a group called the ...
On 1 February 2018, Mr. Panyarak Poolthup, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, presented a contribution of 50,000 euros or approximately 2 million baht from the Royal Thai Government to the Government of the Republic of Cuba as humanitarian ...


 

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