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  • OPINION

    The good old days

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 09/09/2018

    » If you've ever said in support of the coup regime that, yes, it's great that junta and government are dedicated to returning Thailand to those good old days, then you'll be forever grateful to the national police chief and the whole bunch of the unreformed Royal Thai Police.

  • NEWS

    Online task force closes the net on paedophiles

    Spectrum, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 23/07/2017

    » A schoolboy came to the police with a broken heart. He was utterly embarrassed but decided to tell police that a video clip of him masturbating had been distributed online and he wanted it removed.

  • NEWS

    Child abuse suspect 'still in Thailand'

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 23/09/2017

    » An American man wanted on multiple sex abuse charges in the United States is believed to be still living in Thailand, according to Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) chief Pol Maj Gen Kornchai Klayklueng.

  • NEWS

    Opium re-emerges to create new drug problems

    News, Onnucha Hutasingh, Published on 23/07/2016

    » Speed pills and crystal meth have dominated media and public attention for years with almost daily reports of the drugs being smuggled over the border or traded in bulk on the streets.

  • BUSINESS

    Man of the people

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 08/02/2016

    » There are no traces of pretense or vanity about Michel Sidibé. When he enters a room, laughter and high spirits take over. His simple attire underlines his humility and his ebullient manner speaks to the joy he takes in being around others and helping them.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Changing of the guard

    Life, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Earlier this month, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed the third reading of a new law to regulate security guards. Once the bill comes into effect, approximately six months from now, guards must be at least 18-years-old and finished Mathayom 3 (Grade 9) or higher.

  • OPINION

    Step up, or step down

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/08/2018

    » The selection of seven new members for Thailand's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) kicks off this month, and all indications are that the process will do little to shore up the commission's tarnished reputation.

  • OPINION

    Drug reform gets a push

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/04/2018

    » New plans for treatment of drug addicts and abusers are a welcome step on the way to badly needed drug reform. The steps announced last week by the chief of the prime ministers Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) may make it possible to begin rehabilitation instead of criminal treatment. As welcome as the new programme is, it is still only a tentative step towards what is needed. It is time for bold steps and a new outlook on the problem.

  • NEWS

    Changingtack on drugs

    News, Published on 21/04/2018

    » The regime has recently come up with special measures to help drug addicts under a narcotics suppression plan that includes a comprehensive rehabilitation programme.

  • NEWS

    UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

    Associated Press, Published on 14/03/2018

    » LONDON: Britain announced Wednesday it will expel almost two dozen Russian diplomats, sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow and take both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former spy, plunging UK-Russian relations into their deepest freeze since the Cold War.

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