Thailand’s NGO law: Uprooting foreign influence or gagging govt critics? 

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are coming under tougher government scrutiny in many countries, and Thailand recently joined the trend by introducing a draft law that would allow state monitoring of NGO funding and supervision of their activities. Governments say the shift towards stricter state control stems from fears of foreign intervention in local politics and adverse […]

How the world has changed since Gandhi

Human beings’ “fights for freedom” have come a long way since the man loved and idolized by so many all across the world and considered a symbol of peaceful resistance was fatally shot. Mahatma Gandhi sought to get overpowering foreigners out of his country, as their presence ran against his idea of true freedom, and […]

COVID-19 inoculations in Thailand to continue amid blood clot fears

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control will still adhere to their COVID-19 vaccination plan, following reports of at least six people experiencing symptoms of partial paralysis after getting their first shots. Dr. Taweesap Siraprapasiri told a press conference on Wednesday that, currently, the inoculation program remains unchanged, saying such an adverse side effect was not unexpected. […]

Court dismisses application to stay payment of ฿24bn compensation to Hopewell Thailand

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court dismissed an application today (Wednesday), by the Transport Ministry and the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), for a stay of execution of the ruling, by the Supreme Administrative Court, ordering the two state agencies to pay Hopewell (Thailand) Company 24 billion baht in compensation for the cancellation of the elevated highway […]

ACAMS’ 12th Annual AML & Anti-Financial Crime Conference – APAC Takes Cutting-Edge Look at the Perils and Promise of Compliance Efforts in the Asia Pacific Region

Financial-crime prevention experts from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) of the Philippines, British Consulate-General Hong Kong, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong, and APAC’s leading financial institutions will share mitigation strategies on money laundering, sanctions, corruption, bribery and other regulatory challenges Hong Kong / Singapore, […]