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Women in Thailand have taken to social media to share stories of sexual harassment, angered at an official's suggestion that they cover up to avoid being assaulted at a popular water festival. Often dubbed the "world's biggest water fight", the annual Songkran celebration - which marks Thai New Year - ...
SUNGAI PETANI: Malaysia has been given the honour of leading the protest among co-operatives against the European Union's (EU) plan to ban the use ... so far, Malaysia accounted for about 35% of the world's palm-oil based products, alongside other major producers like Indonesia, Thailand and Africa.

Supporters of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif protest following the Supreme Court decision to disqualify Sharif from holding office for life, ... Thai costume offers alms to a Buddhist monk during the Songkran celebrations, to commemorate the Thai New Year in Bangkok, Thailand April 13, 2018. Kohat
'Blasphemous act': Editor faces 15yrs in jail after posting masked image of Thai kings online ... The editor of a magazine in Thailand could face criminal charges after sharing an image of three statues of ancient kings wearing gas masks ahead of an air-pollution protest in the northern city of Chiang Mai.
The problem is not only restricted to Thailand. This week Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the country's world-famous tourist hotspot Boracay Island will close for at least six months. In a speech last month Duterte labelled it a "cesspool" due to the overwhelming environmental ... Vietnam Malaysia
In the tumultuous months after protests and riots wracked Jakarta, bringing down Indonesian president Haji Muhammad Suharto in May 1998, a British political consultancy arrived on the ... The protest also had been going on for months, if not years, at different levels of scale and intensity," Wilson added. Indonesia Thailand Cambridge Analytica
AFTER pro-democracy protestors gathered in front of Army headquarters on Saturday, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has said if the "lack of order" continued, there was no guarantee that the national election would be held peacefully, raising concerns Thailand's election could once again be delayed. protests
Authorities have impeded fishermen trying to travel to Bangkok for a big protest at the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry on Wednesday afternoon. ... National Fisheries Association Thailand's president Mongkhon Sukcharoenkhana said he planned to wait until all fishermen who planned to join the ...
Gambia has apologised to Thailand after its foreign minister said the country was a haven for sex tourists, sparking a strongly worded protest from Bangkok. Hamat Bah said on state television in January that Gambia, a sunny beach destination favoured by Western tourists especially from Scandinavia, was ...
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. Hamat Bah said on state television in January that Gambia, a sunny beach destination favoured by Western tourists especially from ...
Banjul: The Gambia on Tuesday apologised to Thailand after its foreign minister said the Asian country was a haven for sex tourists, sparking a strongly worded protest from Bangkok. Hamat Bah said on state television in January that The Gambia, a sunny beach destination favoured by Western tourists ...
BANGKOK — The foreign affairs ministry on Monday handed a formal protest to the Gambian government after one of its minister reportedly suggested tourists looking for sex should go to Thailand. Thai diplomats in Senegal, whose jurisdiction covers The Gambia, filed a letter expressing “displeasure” at ...
Matichon Online on Monday evening quoted Makawadee Sumitmor, the ministry's deputy spokesperson, as saying the Thai Foreign Ministry had asked two of its embassies to send letters of protest to the African nation. They are the Thai embassy in Senegal, which is also responsible for the neighbouring ...
One was arrested on Saturday morning, while the other three showed up at the protest on Saturday. The small anti-military government, pro-election protests that began earlier this year have gained momentum in recent weeks with a variety of activities staged by different groups every week. However, these ...
Thousands of fishermen in the Southern Thai town of Pattani went on strike on Monday as an act of protest against government regulations. They protested on the stringent labour regulations imposed on their industry in the wake of revelations of human rights abuses and forced labour. As many ... government

The Week in Photos: From Protests of Nuclear Energy in Taiwan to Animal Rights Graffiti in Thailand. A round-up of images from ... An activist takes part during a protest against the use of nuclear energy in front of the presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan, on March 11th, 2018. Hundreds of Taiwanese people ... government
Graffiti artists begin to spray-paint a mural of panthers in protest against the illegal wildlife poaching by construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, ... With public protests still banned under a junta that grabbed power in 2014, the anger has taken the form of sly street art focused around the image of the ... government
Protesters gather near the government house to protest the construction of a coal power plant in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Protesters seeking to stop construction of coal-fired power plants in the country's south have claimed victory, as the Energy Ministry agreed to order news ... government
They have given Mr Vinai one week to clarify the matters at issue in writing, or face further protests. An hour after the protest began, the director descended from his office to have a look - then retreated after his appearance drew boos and jeers from the parents and alumni. His representative told the ... government
BANGKOK: A group of pro-democracy activists in Thailand said on Saturday that it plans to hold more public protests, despite threat of arrests, ... hold a series of pro-election demonstrations starting this Sunday in northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, followed by a protest in Bangkok next Saturday. government
Protesters holding placards reading "Stop laying dictatorship eggs. Stop delaying an election. Stop holding on to power," during a protest near democracy monument Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. About 200 anti-government protesters have rallied in the Thai capital Bangkok calling on the ... government
BANGKOK - Nearly three dozen Thai democracy activists turned themselves in to police Thursday after being summoned in connection with a protest calling for the ruling military government to step down and relinquish power through elections. All were released the same day. The legal aid group Thai ... government
He and others charged for peaceful protest have done nothing wrong and all criminal proceedings against them should be dropped immediately and convictions expunged. It is tragically symbolic that he is appearing in court on the same day that eight other activists could be slapped with charges under the ... government
Thailand has the world's toughest lese-majeste law, known as Article 112. The law sets a sentence of up to 15 years in prison for each offense of royal insult committed. Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, an activist who has staged several anti-junta protests, was arrested in 2016 and was sentenced last year to two ... government
Prospects of a new round of anti-government protests built on Saturday as various dissident groups launched activities in the capital and elsewhere in the ... Several activists pointed out flaws in the military government's handling of its process of returning democracy to Thailand, while others continued to ... government
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia should engage other palm oil producers like Indonesia and Thailand in protesting against the European Union's (EU) move to impose sanctions on palm oil imports beginning 2021. Gabungan Wawasan Generasi Felda (GWGF) chairman Tan Sri Rozali Ismail said such a move ... government
Thai pro-democracy activists protest against junta for delaying polls · Bill Clinton repays favour to Fleetwood Mac at MusiCares ceremony. Bill Clinton repays favour to Fleetwood Mac at MusiCares ceremony. Yemen government bans protests in Aden ahead of separatist deadline. Yemen government bans ... government
Pro-democracy activists in Thailand and more than a hundred supporters gathered yesterday in a rare show of dissent to protest against the country's military government for delaying a ... Rangsiman and Sirawith Seritiwat, another activist leader, also threatened that there will be protests next month. government
One protest leader said “we want to tell the junta that you have taken Thailand back a long way. ... Protests in the country have become rare since the military junta banned public assembly, increasingly enforcing the lese-majeste law, which calls for prison sentences of three to 15 years for anyone who ... government
Activists protest last May to mark the third anniversary of the military coup in Bangkok. ... New York-based Human Rights Watch said in its 2018 report for Thailand that sweeping, unchecked and unaccountable military powers continued to be in place despite the promise of free and fair elections at the end ... government
BANGKOK (AP) - Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade, .... Pakistan's foreign ministry on Saturday summoned the deputy Indian High Commissioner to lodge a protest over what it called unprovoked cease-fire ... government
“Thailand's military junta has used its unchecked powers to drop the country into an ever-deeper abyss of human rights abuses,” said Brad Adams, HRW Asia director. “Instead of restoring basic rights as promised, the junta prosecuted critics and dissenters, banned peaceful protests, and censored the ... government
Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's not for a lack of watches. A growing uproar over the deputy ... It's certainly providing ample fodder for the government's opponents, long held in check by bans on protests and political gatherings. Activist Ekachai ... government
“Thailand's military junta has used its unchecked powers to drop the country into an ever-deeper abyss of human rights abuses,” said Brad Adams, Asia director. “Instead of restoring basic rights as promised, the junta prosecuted critics and dissenters, banned peaceful protests, and censored the media.”. government
A former Japanese gang leader has been arrested in Thailand after more than 14 years on the run after photos of his tattoos went viral. ... Traditional Japanese tattooing, or irezumi, evolved as a protest to authorities tattooing criminals in a practice called bokkei, which would make it hard for them to find ... government
The ongoing labour row at Mitsubishi Electric Consumer Products Thailand that affects members of the company's labour union shows the ugliness of the economic system with the imbalance of power between employers and employees. The labour union staged a protest two days after Christmas, ... government
KATHMANDU: Supporters of Dr Govinda KC have continued their protest and carried it on to the third day after Dr KC's arrest, even after the medical ... UML leader and the likely Prime Minister-in-waiting KP Sharma Oli had earlier made a sarcastic remark on Dr Govinda KC before flying to Thailand for his ... government
RAWAI SEA gypsies asked for justice over a case in which six of their members were arrested on allegations of illegal fishing in a national park and called for full implementation of the government's policy allowing the sea gypsies to use the resources from national parks. The group of sea gypsies from ... government
The Chinese ambassador responded to the protest by reiterating China's stance on the islands, the statement added. China routinely rejects Japanese criticism of such patrols, saying its ships have every right to operate in what China calls its territorial waters. China's defence ministry said in an online ... government
A Massachusetts man has angered the owners of a neighbouring pizza shop, after he vandalised his own property in protest at the height of a new fence dividing the properties. Customers at the pizza shop have a clear view of the word “douchebag” scrawled in spray paint on the side of the man's garden ... government
In this image taken from video, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, waves and walks off as a life-sized cardboard cut-out figure of ... came to power in 2014 following a military coup, initially conceived as a temporary solution to tumultuous period in Thai history marked by street protests. government
He said the reason for the protest was that immigration officers have been collecting US$3 (97 baht) every time vendors cross the border to Aranyaprathet district in Sa Kaeo, in order to stamp their documents. “The vendors who always enter Thailand do so for small businesses,” he said. “But authorities ... government
The Cambodia Economy Reinforced Association has submitted a letter to Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities asking permission to hold a massive demonstration for four days to demand a reduction in the price of crossing the Thai border. The letter said the association wishes to hold a demonstration ... government
The Cambodia Informal Economy Reinforced Association (CIERA) had planned demonstrations at the Poipet border checkpoint saying the 6,000 riel (about $1.50) vendors and transporters had to pay to cross into Thailand, in addition to informal payments made to border officials, was too much. However ... government
The possibility of a soldier attempting to stay in power after mounting a coup is a sensitive issue in Thailand. Massive street protests erupted into bloodshed in 1992 when former coup-maker Suchinda Kraprayoon attempted to stay in power. But Prayuth has attempted to portray himself as a leader who has ... government
New charges filed over Thepa coal-fired power plant protest ... same day, Akradej Chakjinda, a leading protester against the Krabi power plant, received a summons from Bang Kruai police related to a complaint of defamation filed by a representative of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat). government
One passenger told the Thai media that problems began at Suvarnabhumi where there was a ten hour wait. then the plane was refused landing at Bahrain and diverted to Dubai where the passengers had no visa. After a ten hour wait protests began in earnest with many nationalities including Georgians ... government
... can reduce the amount of violence in such protests. 'Our community has women as front-line leaders, presenting letters to the state or demanding changes. Having women as leaders in a protest can help prevent acts of violence,' claims Ruangthong. Many community rights groups in Thailand employ a ... government


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