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Thailand to hold general election on March 24

BANGKOK – Thailand’s much delayed general election will be held on March 24, with a new government expected to be in place “by the middle of the year”. The confirmation by Thailand’s Election Commission was announced on Wednesday (Jan 23) afternoon, hours after a royal decree declaring an election was released. The upcoming election will end military rule that has been in place since 2014, when then army chief Prayut Chan-o-cha led a coup that toppled the Pheu Thai Party-led government and took over as premier. A new Constitution enacted in 2017 allows the interim premier…

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I’m just sorry for what I did’: Alberta woman arrested in Thailand returns home

Canadian tourist Brittney Schneider, 23, returned home Friday after she was charged with vandalism for spray painting graffiti on an ancient wall in northern Thailand. (Brittney Schneider/Facebook) A Grande Prairie, Alta., woman who faced a decade in prison for spray-painting an ancient wall in Thailand has returned home and says she is eager to move on from the ordeal. Brittney Schneider was vacationing in Thailand in October when she was charged with vandalism for her role in spray-painting Tha Pae Gate, the main entrance to the old town of Chiang Mai.…

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Thailand blazes ahead with push to legalise medical marijuana use

BANGKOK: Thailand is rolling out plans to legalise medical marijuana, an official told AFP Wednesday (Oct 31), as the country hopes to cash in on a multi-billion dollar industry with a product its supporters hail as some of the world’s best. Several nations have embraced the use of medicinal cannabis, including Canada, Australia, Israel, and more than half the states in the US. Advertisement But Thailand would be the first country in Asia to do so, tapping into a market that US-based Grand View Research has estimated could reach US$55.8…

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Thailand seeks to extradite Singaporeans in Eagle Gates share-trading scam

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is seeking to extradite four Singaporeans on the charge of deceiving around 250 victims to trade in a fake firm and lose some 235 million Thai baht (S$9.8 million), a deputy DSI chief said. Police Colonel Songsak Raksaksakul, deputy DSI director-general, said the department is seeking co-operation from Singapore to extradite the four alleged masterminds of the Eagle Gates share-trading scam. Mr Songsak said DSI officers on Wednesday (Aug 22) obtained the Criminal Court’s approval to extend the…

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‘Hang in there!’ Chilean miner tells trapped Thai boys

Mario Sepulveda is known as “Super Mario” for helping keep his fellow Chilean miners’ spirits up when they were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. (AFP/Rodrigo ARANGUA) MEXICO CITY: Mario Sepulveda, one of the Chilean miners who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010, had a moving message of encouragement on Wednesday (Jul 4) for the boys’ football team trapped in a cave in Thailand: “Hang in there!” In a video message sent to AFP, Sepulveda – known as “Super Mario” for helping keep his comrades’ spirits up during their…

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Thailand cave: Rising water stops divers searching for missing boys

Rising water levels have interrupted efforts to find 12 teenagers and their football coach trapped in a cave in northern Thailand. Pumping was halted and with the entrance flooded, Thai navy divers had to stop their search. The boys aged 11 to 16 and their 25-year-old coach entered the cave on Saturday and there has been no contact with them since. The rescue operation is now focusing on finding another way into the cave. Thai authorities said they planned to drill a narrow shaft into the mountain to create an…

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How Thailand’s military is putting a stop to Bangkok’s famously rambunctious underground nightlife

Thailand’s military government is crushing the spirit of Bangkok’snightlife amid an intensifying crackdown that is forcing many bars and clubs to close early or indefinitely. With an election tentatively set for February 2019, the campaign appears to be a last-ditch attempt by the embattled government to impose social order and salvage its legacy. Since the army swept to power in a bloodless coup in 2014, it has intermittently enforced curfews and arcane regulations to rein in the city’s rambunctious nature, but in the past year its efforts appear to have gained vigour.…

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Thailand ‘is new dumping ground for world’s high-tech trash’

Thailand is a new dumping ground for scrap electronics from around the world, say police and environmentalists, the latest country to feel the impact of China’s crackdown on imports of high-tech trash. Police at Laem Chabang port, south of Bangkok, showed on Tuesday seven shipping containers each packed with about 22 tonnes of discarded electronics, including crushed game consoles, computer boards and bags of scrap materials. Electronic refuse, or e-waste, is turning up from Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, police said, some of it imported by companies without the required…

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Hong Kong trio to be deported from Thailand for insurance fraud attempt

Three Hong Kong tourists will be deported from Thailand for allegedly making a false robbery report in order to claim HK$60,000 in insurance money. Cheuk Kai-hay, 26, Chui Tsz-kwan, 24, and Wu Ching-bor, 23, have also been slapped with two-year suspended prison terms and blacklisted from entering Thailand, South China Morning Post reported. The trio reported the alleged “robbery” at Thung Mahamek police station on Saturday, claiming that a tuk-tuk driver made off with their belongings, namely three iPhone X units, two cameras, and THB45,000 (around US$1,400), as they were returning to…

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