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  • Thailand

    Thailand downplays UN criticism over imposing Lèse Majesté law

    Thailand’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has played down the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ criticisms over the kingdom’s enforcement of the Lese Majeste law, which has seen the arrests and detentions of pro-democracy activists, including a 16 year old minor. Tanee Sangrat, a ministry spokesman, says the law is not aimed at curbing freedom of expression for the nation’s people,…

  • Economy

    Minor International Chairman calls for major overhaul of Thailand’s ASQ

    Minor International’s outspoken Chairman, Bill Heinecke, has penned an open letter to Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul. The thrust of the letter is that the current ASQ and general quarantine requirements and restrictions, is making any recovery of the country’s tourism and hospitality industry. Minor hotels have already serviced 2,500 guest as part of the Thai government’s Alternative State…

  • Crime

    Guinean man held for alleged rape of a minor in Bangkok

    A man from the western African nation of Guinea was arrested at a McDonald’s in Bangkok’s Bang Rak area for allegedly raping a 17 year old girl. 58 year old Mamady Keita, reportedly a ruby trader, is accused of luring the girl to a hotel in the Phya Thai area and assaulting her. The girl told police that she’d been…

  • Pattaya

    Woman survives 4 storey fall in Pattaya – VIDEO

    A young woman who fell from a 4th floor balcony in Pattaya early this morning has survived with only minor injuries. Police and rescue workers were notified of the incident at an apartment in Soi South Pattaya 1 at around 3am. Emergency responders and reporters arrived at the scene to find the injured woman, 22 year old Natarika Wongkalasin from…

  • North East

    Earthquake rattles north-east Thailand

    A 3.9 magnitude earthquake has shaken Loei province in north-east Thailand, near the Laos border, although there are no reports of any damage. But residents were certainly talking about it yesterday as it shook the region. The quake was felt at around 12.30pm yesterday, in the main business district of Loei and several of the surrounding sub-districts near the border.…

  • Thailand

    Four minors and three men charged with gang rape of 13 year old Thai girl

    PHOTO: Ban Kruat Hospital The parents of a 13 year old girl filed complaints that their daughter was gang raped by seven young men who lured her into a schools toilet in tambon Bung Charoen late Friday evening. The town is east of Bangkok near the Cambodian border. Out of the seven men, aged 14-22, four were minors and have been…