Court orders SBN to stop showing World Cup via AIS Playbox service

Thailand’s Central Intellectual Property Court has ordered Super Broadband Network (SBN) to cease streaming World Cup 2022 football matches via its AIS Playbox service, on the grounds that it infringes upon the broadcast rights of True Corporation.   True Corporation claims that it is the only broadcaster in Thailand which has the right to show […]

Violent protests cast a shadow over Thailand’s successful hosting of APEC Summit

The Prayut Chan-o-cha government managed to secure endorsement for its ambitious Bangkok Goals on Bio-Circular-Green Economy (BCG) agenda at the conclusion of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, but street violence during anti-government protests severely damaged Thailand’s international credibility for lacking people participation in the event.   “By adopting the Bangkok Goals, APEC moves […]

Charter Court rules Bill amending Political Parties Act constitutional

The 9 judges of the Thai Constitutional Court has ruled unanimously that a Bill to amend the Political Parties Act is constitutional.   A petition challenging the constitutionality of certain provisions in the Bill was submitted to Parliament President Chuan Leekpai by Senator Somjate Boonthanom in August.   The senator maintained that several amendments to […]

Study shows about 15 percent of Thai students are prone to suicide

About 15% of Thai high school students are at risk of suicide, according to findings from the Bureau of Mental Health Service Administration.   The department has recently completed an assessment of the mental health of more than 130,000 students aged under 18. The findings show 56.31% are “normal”, 9.18% are listed as vulnerable to […]

Queen Sirikit Convention Centre and 19 hotels off-limits to protesters Nov 14th-19th

Protests or public gatherings which will disrupt officials in their performance of duties during the APEC Summit and related meetings, between November 14th and 19th, are banned from the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and 19 hotels during that period, according to an announcement from the Prime Minister’s Office.   The 19 hotels are:   […]

MOL Meets to Review the Ministry of Labour’s Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Action Plan

On November 8, 2022, at 09.00 hours, the Academic Labour Advisor, Mrs. Napasorn Toongsooksai, chaired the meeting to review the essence of the Ministry of Labour’s Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Action Plan (2023 – 2027). The meeting considered the vision, mission, goals, metrics, and sub-plans under the Ministry of Labour’s Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Action Plan (2023 […]