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Thai data protection falls short of EU benchmark

sam, 26/05/2018 - 03:00
National panel seen as not independent enough due to state, business influence.
Catégories: Thai news

Mass protest planned over nod for toxic agro-chemicals

sam, 26/05/2018 - 03:00
A MASS PROTEST at Government House is being organised to protest a decision by the government’s Hazardous Substance Committee on Wednesday not to ban reportedly dangerous agricultural chemicals paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos in Thailand.
Catégories: Thai news

Crackdown on monks a junta attempt to clean up Sangha

sam, 26/05/2018 - 03:00
UNPRECEDENTED police action against high-ranking monks are a part of the junta government’s key initiative to clean up the country’s often-untouchable ecclesiastical sector, according to an informed source.
Catégories: Thai news

Ex-monk Isara ‘confesses to use of royal initials’

sam, 26/05/2018 - 03:00
AN EX-MONK, widely known as Phra Buddha Isara, has confessed to using the initials of the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and HM Queen Sirikit for making amulets, without permission, but insists that he had no malicious intent.
Catégories: Thai news

Family stunned by daughter’s suicide after overseas trauma

sam, 26/05/2018 - 03:00
THE MOTHER of a 26-year-old Khon Kaen woman, who reportedly committed suicide due to the prospect of being detained for another three months for questioning after she was rescued from a prostitution ring in Malaysia, has expressed disbelief that her daughter would commit suicide when she was so close to returning home.
Catégories: Thai news

Police pledge to ‘dig deeper’ to catch monks on the run

sam, 26/05/2018 - 03:00
POLICE ARE examining recordings from a closed-circuit camera at the Sa Ket Temple to determine who had helped temple abbot Phra Phromsitti (Thongchai Sukhayano) flee.
Catégories: Thai news

Princess launches Buddhism week

ven, 25/05/2018 - 23:01
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Friday launched Buddhism Promotion Week at a ceremony in Bangkok.
Catégories: Thai news

Thai, Taiwan police nab 10 telecom fraudsters in scam targeting Bangkok seniors

ven, 25/05/2018 - 20:01
Thai Tourist Police Bureau officers have joined with their Taiwanese counterparts to crack down on a telecom fraud gang in Tainan, a city on Taiwan’s southwest coast and arrest 10 suspects, after Thai police discovered that more than 10 Bangkok retirees had been duped of about Bt1 million that was withdrawn in Taiwan.
Catégories: Thai news

Foreign prisoners to be transferred home

ven, 25/05/2018 - 18:35
The Corrections Department has approved the transfer of 16 foreign inmates to serve their remaining time behind bars in their home countries.
Catégories: Thai news

Family distressed by daughter’s suicide after rescue from prostitution in Malaysia

ven, 25/05/2018 - 15:33
The mother of a 26-year-old Khon Kaen woman, who had reportedly committed suicide by hanging due to stress over the prospect of being detained for another three months for an investigation after she was rescued from a prostitution ring in Malaysia, has expressed disbelief that her daughter would commit suicide when she was so close to returning home.
Catégories: Thai news

Ex-senior monks have trouble sleeping first night in jail, says prison chief

ven, 25/05/2018 - 11:33
Ex-Phra Buddha Isara and five ex-senior monks of three well-known temples in Bangkok slept poorly on their first night at the Bangkok Remand Prison, the prison chief said on Friday morning.
Catégories: Thai news

Smuggling of hazardous waste comes to light

ven, 25/05/2018 - 03:00
Chinese investors suspected of dumping electronic waste in Thailand
Catégories: Thai news

Temple raids over graft net high-ranking monks

ven, 25/05/2018 - 03:00
Abbots of three temples and their assistants arrested; two monks on the run.
Catégories: Thai news

SPECIAL REPORT: Thai junta steers education reform to nowhere

ven, 25/05/2018 - 03:00
FOUR YEARS after the 2014 military coup, Thailand’s education sector is still stuck over the same old question: which way forward?
Catégories: Thai news

Thai data protection laws must quickly be updated to EU standards: experts

ven, 25/05/2018 - 03:00
THAILAND will take a hit if the country does not quickly enact its data protection bill, say experts, since worldwide enforcement begins today for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Catégories: Thai news

Sale of dieting drug linked to deaths to carry 100-times harsher penalties

ven, 25/05/2018 - 03:00
Appetite suppressant Sibutramine, which the FDA banned in 2010 after it was linked with cardiovascular problems, will be reclassified a category 1 psychotropic substance, carrying 100-times harsher punishment for its use or distribution in dieting products.
Catégories: Thai news

Phra Buddha Isara arrested after commando raid of temple

ven, 25/05/2018 - 03:00
POLICE COMMANDOS raided the Onoi Temple yesterday morning to arrest its well-known founder and abbot, Phra Buddha Isara.
Catégories: Thai news

Buddha Isara detained, defrocked over PDRC protests

jeu, 24/05/2018 - 22:42
Police commandos raided the Onoi Temple on Thursday morning to arrest its well-known founder and abbot, Phra Buddha Isara.
Catégories: Thai news

  Ikea recalls bikes over safety issues

jeu, 24/05/2018 - 18:38
Home goods giant Ikea on Thursday announced a recall of its bicycles following a string of accidents caused by problems with the drive belt.
Catégories: Thai news

Latest research aims to strengthen Thai reputation as world rice leader

jeu, 24/05/2018 - 17:55
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Wednesday presided over the opening ceremony of the Fifth National Rice Academic Conference 2018 which was held in Bangkok under the banner of “Thai Rice Research Moves Towards Thailand 4.0”.
Catégories: Thai news