Challenges of Thailand’s policies concerning Myanmar refugees 

Thailand shares more than 3,000km of land and sea borders with Myanmar. So, when conflicts break out in the neighbouring country, Thailand’s border towns are always impacted. Despite there being…

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Voices of Myanmar refugees on Thailand’s policies and laws

After the February 2021 coup and violent crackdown on the people of Myanmar, many were forced to leave their homes and the situation has been deteriorating. While more and more…

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Will passing Progressive Liquor Bill help small producers and consumers?

Thailand not only ranks first in the alcoholic beverage market in South East Asia, but is also the first among ASEAN countries with highest consumption per capita, at 8.3 litres/year. Even…

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Thailand to encourage owners of illegal guns to register without punishment

The Cabinet approved a Firearms Bill on Tuesday, which is aimed at encouraging people in possession of illegal firearms to register them within 180 days, so they may possess them…

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Singapore to repeal colonial-era law against gay sex

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced Sunday the country will repeal a colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex, though he maintained that the government will continue to “uphold” marriage as…

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Protest in front of UN office against proposed Thai law to curb NGO activities

A group of people rallied in front of the United Nations Office, on Ratchadamnoen Road in Bangkok this morning (Monday), to protest against a draft law which seeks to control…

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Walk-A-Tif: Mimouna party, a festival of good neighbours

It is not that common to experience Jewish traditions in Thailand, so this is a very good chance to observe a celebration taking place at the residence of the Israeli…

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A man watches a coverage of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine displayed on televisions in Kolkata on February 24, 2022. (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP)

Russia threatens jail for ‘fake’ news about Ukraine conflict

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) – Russia’s parliament on Friday passed a law imposing a jail term of up to 15 years for spreading intentionally “fake” information about the armed forces…

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Giuffre’s Prince Andrew suit goes ahead despite Epstein deal

A judge has — for now — refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Britain’s Prince Andrew by an American woman who says he sexually abused her when she was 17….

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Thailand legislators pass referendum bill to pave way for charter amendments

The Thai parliament passed the Referendum Bill on Tuesday, in its final reading, with an overwhelming 611 to 4 votes, paving the way for future constitutional amendments. According to the…

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