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OPINION

Sea people still wait for justice

Editorial, Published on 26/05/2024

» Against a background in which the government refuses to recognise indigenous peoples, two recent landmark court verdicts have acknowledged the rights of Urak Lawoi, or Chao Lay in Thai (sea people) to live and earn a living in their traditional homes. Efforts to give them justice must not stop here. Their fight for their traditional rights are far from over.

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OPINION

Land reform dangers

News, Editorial, Published on 20/05/2024

» The recent decision by the cabinet to amend regulations to allow farmers to use state land beyond agricultural purposes has raised concerns about potential misuse and exploitation for commercial benefits.

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THAILAND

Landless farmers welcome payment update, new rules

News, Post Reporters, Published on 18/05/2024

» The cabinet has agreed in principle on a proposal to relax regulations imposed on the management of state land offered to landless farmers for agricultural purposes only, in a bid to add more value to this type of land, deputy government spokesman Karom Polpornklang said yesterday.

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THAILAND

Beach plot in Phuket open to everyone

News, Achadthaya Chuenniran, Published on 11/05/2024

» A 172-rai plot of land on Le Phang and Layan beaches in Thalang district of Phuket is now open to everyone after the local government won a long-running court battle and recently redesignated the area as being public access.

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GENERAL

US weighs upgrade for Vietnam to 'market economy' status

Published on 08/05/2024

» WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden's bid to draw Vietnam closer as a strategic ally will clash head-on with his desire for union workers' votes on Wednesday as the Commerce Department hears testimony on whether to designate Vietnam as a "market economy".

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THAILAND

Squatters lose court case, jail terms suspended

Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 07/05/2024

» Four people who had illegally occupied a Bangkok townhouse for more than six years have been sentenced to nine months in jail but the terms were suspended by a criminal court.

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GENERAL

More fiscal measures on the cards

Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 07/05/2024

» The Finance Ministry plans to study fiscal measures that can create economic momentum following the implementation of the digital wallet stimulus project.

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OPINION

Spending plans?

Oped, Postbag, Published on 27/04/2024

» Re: "Prawit declares B87m in assets", (BP, April 25).

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THAILAND

Ex-minister Supachai ‘guilty of forest encroachment’

Published on 25/04/2024

» The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has found former deputy agriculture minister Supachai Phosu guilty of severe ethical misconduct in connection with illegal occupation of a forest reserve in Nakhon Phanom province.

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OPINION

Road realities

Oped, Postbag, Published on 23/04/2024

» Re: "Nex Point looks to Asean's growing EV market", (Business, April 20).