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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toilet graffiti suspect, 67, charged for insulting Thailand's monarchy

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 06:13pm by AFP

    ... Adulyadej, 86, is protected by tough royal defamation rules under which anyone convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent faces up to 15 years in prison on each count. Opas Charnsooksai ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Myanmar leader asks Thai PM for ‘fair’ investigation into tourist murders

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Naypyidaw on Thursday, according to a senior source at the president’s office. “He [Thein Sein] also said these workers’ rights need to be protected,” the official, who did not want to be named, ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king has gall bladder removed

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by AFP

    ... Thailand's king is protected by one of the world's toughest royal defamation laws. Anyone convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent faces up to 15 years in prison on each count. ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai lèse-majesté cases have surged since coup, Amnesty says

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 12:35pm by AFP

    ... in less than four months. Revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 86, is protected by one of the world's toughest royal defamation laws- anyone convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent ... Prayuth Chan-ocha has reiterated the importance of the royal defamation legislation. "The laws are aimed at protecting the royal institution. Thailand's strength is based ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toxic waste mountains threaten Southeast Asia's booming megacities

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... are an environmental and health time bomb. Open dumping "offers a quick and easy solution in the short run", the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific says in a study, warning of severe environmental problems and long-term health issues caused by contaminated water and land. Of Thailand's 2,500 open rubbish pits, just a fifth are properly managed, according ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    UN decries Thailand’s harsh punishments for royal slurs

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... was manipulated by his adviser. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 86, is revered by many Thais and protected by tough defamation laws that carry a jail term of up to 15 years for each conviction. A 28-year-old ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Rape and murder of girl, 13, on Thai train sparks calls for capital punishment

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:37am

    ... and Women Protection Division. The girl, who was returning with her sisters from a visit to their grandmother, had disappeared on Saturday night from a sleeping berth en route from the southern ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai elections to take place in October 2015, says junta leader

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:47pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... environmental, judicial and other matters and give its recommendations to the constitution drafting committee. He said the ruling junta “wants to see an election that will take place under the new ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai confidence jumps on hopes the army will bring order after chaos

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:55pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... about 139 billion baht related to plans to promote the production of more environmentally friendly vehicles. Shares in industrial land developers Amata and Hemaraj jumped on Tuesday ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai military rulers appoint anti-Thaksin advisers

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:57pm by Reuters

    ... said Chanchai Thonprasertvej, 54, a doctor at a small pro-coup gathering at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument on Tuesday. “The army can protect the land and the king. It will protect my country from ...




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