Thailand’s Conservative Government Grapples with Royal Reckoning

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Thailand’s largely decentralized protest movement and evolving internet landscape will make it tough for the country’s conservative government to mute mounting calls to rein in the country’s powerful monarchy, observers say. Human rights lawyer Anon Nampa broke a decades-long taboo by challenging the king’s powers in public at a pro-democracy protest […]

Philippine President Pardons US Marine Convicted in Killing of Transgender Woman

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday granted an absolute pardon to a U.S. Marine convicted in the 2014 killing of a transgender woman, days after his office blocked a court order for the marine’s early release. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of homicide in December 2015. In October the year before, he met […]

Thai court orders two detained protest leaders released from prison

Remanded protest leaders Anon Nampa and Panupong Jaadnok were released from Bangkok Special Prison at about 6pm this evening by order of the Criminal Court, at the request of the police, apparently to ease political pressure on the Government from the anti-dictatorship protest groups. Police from Samranrat police station filed a petition with the Criminal […]

Thailand Is Preparing for Becoming a Super-Aged Society

The Government has adjusted the Action Plan for Older Persons, 2020-2022, to prepare for Thailand entering a “super-aged” society in the next 10 years.   Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said that the Government had included an aging society in the national agenda. Next year, the number of people aged 60 and over in Thailand would […]

Labour Minister Joins Mitsubishi and DENSO Workers Union Annual General Meeting to Promote Employee and Employer Relations to Build the Nation and Investments

The Labour Minister joined the Mitsubishi Automobile Thailand Workers Union Annual General Meeting and DENSO Thailand Workers Union Annual General Meeting. He emphasized the strengthening of participation among all parties following the “Uniting Thailand to Create a Nation” policy to support employer and employee reconciliation, resulting in a favourable working atmosphere and investment promotion. The […]