Thailand visa crackdown likely to impact English education

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UN Burma envoy worried over camps for displaced

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Thailand visa crackdown likely to impact English education

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 5:59PM UTC View Comments

Thailand's crackdown on people living and working on tourist visas will have far-reaching effects in several sectors, not the least of which is education. English teachers who have not been able to secure work permits may soon face unemployment or an uphill battle to get the documents needed to work there legally....

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On Tuesday this week, just hours before the official winner of Indonesia's presidential election was scheduled to be announced, former military strongman Prabowo Subianto seemingly "withdrew" from the competition, leaving rival Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo to celebrate his victory amidst an atmosphere of widespread uncertainty and confusion, particularly among Prabowo's own supporters....

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Every year, students all over the world research colleges and universities abroad where they can continue their education and gain a rich experience away from home. Around 110,000 people from outside the UK apply each year to join the cohort of international students who recognise the value a qualification from the UK will have around...

Thai interim constitution gives absolute power to the junta

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Last night, the 2014 interim constitution was gazetted (the original in Thai is available from here).* The interim constitution comprises 48 clauses that will be in use until the new constitution is drafted. See Saksith’s post here for his take on the interim constitution. If anyone spots any mistakes, please e-mail bangkokpundit@gmail.com or point out on...

Cambodian parties break deadlock, CNRP to take seats in Parliament

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say they have reached an agreement to end a political deadlock since last year's contentious election....

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