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THAILAND

New highly-transmissible Covid strain will elude vaccines: expert

Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 16/06/2024

» The KP.2 strain of Covid-19 will become dominant in Thailand, according to a renowned virologist. It will be more transmissible and vaccines will be hard-pressed to keep up with its mutations, but its symptoms will not be more severe that those of previous strains of the virus.

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THAILAND

Returned fugitive taken to central prison

News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 05/06/2024

» Police and corrections officials took returned fugitive Chaowalit "Sia Paeng Nanod" Thongduang from the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok on Wednesday morning and he was immediately admitted to the central prison.

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WORLD

Thousands of Ukrainian prisoners apply to join army

Published on 31/05/2024

» KYIV - In its quest to fill the dwindling ranks of its infantry, Ukraine has turned to recruiting prisoners to join the fight against Russia, and more than four thousand have applied so far.

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OPINION

Coalition crumbler

Oped, Postbag, Published on 31/05/2024

» Re: "Thaksin to fight royal insult case, lawyers raise doctored video concerns", (BP, May 30).

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THAILAND

Move afoot to cut inmate numbers

News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 29/05/2024

» The Justice Ministry will amend rules to allow suspects whose cases have yet to reach court to stay out of jail on condition they wear Electronic Ankle Monitoring (EM) bracelets.

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OPINION

Corrections under fire

Oped, Published on 29/05/2024

» Once again, the Corrections Department has become the subject of public suspicion over the issue of impartiality. This time around, it concerns Vonnarat Tangkaravakoon, a key culprit in the biggest stock market fraud and the majority shareholder of cable and wire manufacturer Stark Corporation.

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OPINION

PM's drug reforms echo past errors

Oped, Published on 24/05/2024

» When Thailand's Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced plans to reschedule cannabis as a narcotic and reduce the threshold for possession of methamphetamine for personal use (not for supply to others) from five pills to one, he signalled a return to drug policies championed over two decades ago. He called for crackdowns on people in the drug trade, for people who use drugs to be placed into rehabilitation facilities and demanded results in 90 days.

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THAILAND

Thai Lawyers for Human Right fronts bail for 19 detainees

News, Post Reporters, Published on 23/05/2024

» Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) is putting up bail for 19 political prisoners, mainly those charged under Section 112 -- the lese majeste law -- in a bid to protect their human rights.

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THAILAND

Thanathorn's brother jailed for bribery

Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 20/05/2024

» The Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases has handed down a six-month prison term to Sakulthorn Juangroonruangkit for bribing an official and agents to obtain leases over two prime blocks of land in Bangkok.

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OPINION

Thailand's cannabis U-turn is a cautionary tale

News, Published on 20/05/2024

» Turns out you can have too much of a good thing. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin ordered a U-turn on the country's landmark cannabis policy, saying the plant should be soon classified as a narcotic again and its use limited to medical and health purposes.