BBC journalist Jonathan Head on trial
Rights groups have said the case exposes how Thailand’s broad defamation and computer crime laws scupper investigative journalism and make it difficult to uncover wrongdoing in an endemically corrupt country.
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Death of housemaid ruled a suicide
The victim, from Myanmar, was found dead in her employer’s bedroom on the evening of Aug. 6. She had two gunshot wounds, and her employer’s gun was found near the body.
Despite the nature of her death, police ruled the death a suicide.
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Elderly man to jail for almost 20 years
A military court has sentenced an elderly man to almost 20 years in jail for royal defamation.
A tiny corner of the website, okthai.com, allegedly contained a banner with a link promoting the programmes of Banpodj Network.
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Airport crisis: TM.6 cards scrapped for Thais
Thai nationals will no longer have to fill out departure or arrival cards before passing through immigration counters at Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports from Oct 1. By this time next year, passengers will be checked using biometric equipment.
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Phuket nightspots want out of booze law
The Public Entertainment Place Act specifies opening hours for different types of entertainment venues, but they must not exceed 2am across the country.
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Military, police prohibit Free Palestine gathering
Soldiers and police officers have barred Muslim students from gathering to show solidarity with Palestine.
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Flower Power: 'Nong Rose'
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Canadian found dead in Thai cell
Thai cops arrested Alexandre Cazes in Bangkok on July 5 and had planned to extradite him to the US, where he faced drug trafficking and money laundering charges.Speculation is rife that the underground marketplace was AlphaBay.
No More Punk Monks
Entire family murdered in Thai province
Eight relatives, including three children, were killed by gunmen posing as government officials in Thailand’s Krabi province, police said Tuesday, in a mass slaying investigators believe was sparked by a personal conflict.
Military arrests activist against lese majeste
Charoenchai used to work as an assistant to the Tourist Police and for the Pearl S. Buck Foundation before he became a human rights and political activist.
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Junta installs committee
In 2015 junta head Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha announced the intention to draft a 20-year national strategic plan to guide the nation’s governance even after elections.
Arrested for mark anniversary of 1932 revolution
A political activist was taken into military custody Saturday morning for attempting to place a replica of the plaque commemorating the June 24, 1932, revolt at the spot where the original mysteriously disappeared from earlier this year.
The Six Principles
Facebook, Netflix get OTT ultimatum
No country has regulated its OTT services yet. This means Thailand would become the first to do so if the NBTC presses ahead with its plan.
Setting up local units is financially cumbersome and time consuming, critics say.
double-standard at work
Suspects causing uproar
Lawsuit against Finnish company begins
A Finnish court has held the first hearing in a lawsuit filed by 50 Thai labourers against a Finnish company for inadequate working conditions.
TV programs fined for ‘immoral’ content
The NBTC fined Bright TV, a sum of 50 000 baht for screening a program that used inappropriately sexual language “in violation of Thai customs and morality”.
Fingerprints for Mobile Users
Starting next month, Thais who buy prepaid SIM cards in the violence-plagued Deep South will be fingerprinted to confirm their identity, telecom regulators announced Thursday.
The system should be expanded nationwide within a year.
28 million baht to target viewers of lese majeste
The authorities have reportedly spent 28.4 million baht on a computer programme that targets viewers of lèse majesté content.
"Watching lèse majesté content may be deemed an offence".
Bill recognising Rainbow families
More than three years after the first bill in Thai history to recognise the existence
of same-sex couples was introduced, the Thai junta still shows no sign of passing
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Tortured bombing suspect released on bail
Four of the suspects revealed to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights that soldiers tortured them to force them to plead guilty while they were detained under Martial Law.
Human rights Lawyer facing 50 years jail
The Criminal Court has refused to release a human rights lawyer facing 50 years imprisonment for royal defamation and sedition.