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    Amnesty takes back Aung San Suu Kyi award

    Gary Boyle, Published on 13/11/2018

    » LONDON: Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.

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    Ex-Post writer honoured

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 26/01/2018

    » <i>Bangkok Post</i> writer Paritta Wangkiat on Thursday won first prize in the print category of Amnesty International Thailand's 2017 Media Awards.

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    Myanmar security forces 'setting northern Rakhine ablaze'

    Reuters, Published on 15/09/2017

    » YANGON: The rights group Amnesty International said evidence pointing to a "mass-scale scorched-earth campaign" across the north of Rakhine state was unmistakably ethnic cleansing, while Myanmar insisted on Friday it was not barring aid workers from Rakhine State, where a counter-insurgency campaign has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees -- although authorities on the ground might restrict access 'for security reasons'.

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    Cyber law raises eyebrows

    Business, Published on 15/03/2019

    » A cybersecurity bill introduced just weeks ahead of Thailand's first democratic election since a 2014 military coup has stoked concerns it could be used as a weapon to stifle political dissent.

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    News, Published on 28/01/2018

    » Awarded: By Amnesty International to former Bangkok Post reporter Paritta Wangkiat, a trophy for a coup-era story on a fearful village in the North. The story on May 28 of last year showed the fearful state of Ban Kong Phak Ping village after a soldier murdered 17-year-old native son Chaiyaphum Pasae, and the army then concocted a lying, impossible story to try to justify and cover it up.

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    Curbing the bully state

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 03/03/2019

    » Thailand's first-ever draft law to protect people from being abducted illegally by state officials is making its journey through the National Legislative Assembly.


    No mere act

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/01/2019

    » Sakda Kaewbuadee is an actor, but not the kind who always spends time in the limelight, walking red carpets and giving autographs. When he is away from acting, he helps refugees.


    Knives are out in death penalty row

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/06/2018

    » To execute or not to execute, the question weighed on Thai society in the past week with the force of righteous anger. It is a tough question, one that lays bare the complex intersection of morality, law, religion, belief, value, and even the position of the country on the spectrum along which the international norm is moving.


    Leave Yingluck be

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Re: "Officials 'must capture Yingluck'," (BP, Jan 12). We should all extend our sympathy to the government for having to resist pressure from various sources to pursue extradition proceedings against Yingluck Shinawatra.

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    Furore surrounding cadet's death puts military under microscope

    News, Published on 26/11/2017

    » After the story of the controversial case surrounding the death of 18-year-old cadet Pakapong Tanyakan broke over the past week, Thailand's military was thrust into the spotlight once again.

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