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  • British MPs voice concern over Thai webmaster trial

    By Feb 02, 2011

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    British MPs voice concern over Thai webmaster trial

    By Saksith Saiyasombut British MPs have signed a motion voicing their concern over the trials against embattled Prachatai webmaster Chiranuch Premchaiporn, who faces charges for violation of the Computer Crime Act and also lèse majesté. The Early Day Motion (EDM), proposed by Labour MP Tom Watson, warns that Chiranuch’s case may threaten freedom of speech

  • Abhisit tells Mubarak to “respect wishes of the people”

    By Jan 29, 2011

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    Abhisit tells Mubarak to “respect wishes of the people”

    By Prach Panchakunathorn Thai PM Abhisit is in Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum. CNN reports what he said in an interview with their correspondent: Thailand’s Prime Minister has called on leaders troubled by civil unrest to exercise restraint, less than a year after a bloody military crackdown on the streets of Bangkok.

  • Thai Navy plans to buy submarines from Germany

    By Jan 23, 2011

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    By Saksith Saiyasombut The Bangkok Post reports The Royal Thai Navy wants to buy two second-hand submarines at a cost of 6-7 billion baht [$195m - $228m].  [...] The specifications of the submarines have not been determined but the navy is expected to buy them from European suppliers, probably Germany. The navy has stressed the

  • A World Cup in Southeast Asia?

    By Jan 17, 2011

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    A World Cup in Southeast Asia?

    By Newley Purnell Today’s Bangkok Post: Asean kicks around plan to host World Cup Asean foreign ministers have agreed to propose to the grouping’s leadership that the region host the World Cup in 2030 as a group, diplomatic sources say. The foreign ministers, who are meeting in Lombok, Indonesia, would submit a formal and detailed

  • Red Shirt to ‘sue’ Thai privy councilors over cable

    By Jan 12, 2011

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    Former Thai Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda. Pic: AP.

    By Saksith Saiyasombut Last week, VoiceTV* reported this: Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, Anand Panyarachun and ACM Siddhi Savetsila were Thursday sued on lese majeste charges. Gen Prem, the chief privy counsel and former prime minister, Mr Anand, a former prime minister, and ACM Siddhi, a former foreign minister, were altogether charged by Red Shirt movement for alleged

  • Thailand van accident: Fear and loathing in the ‘Land of Smiles’

    By Jan 10, 2011

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    Stephff’s view in The Nation on the van accident

    By Thaweeporn Kummetha On the evening of December 27 of last year, there was a horror car accident on a Don Muang elevated motorway in Bangkok. Nine lives were lost, after a passenger van was hit by a sedan. Many of the passengers were thrown out of the van onto the road below, leading to

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