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The Burmese workers accused of committing the Koh Tao murders at a press conference earlier this month. Pic: AP.

Not saving Thailand’s face: the backlash of police corruption in tourist murders

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:16AM UTC Comments Off The Burmese workers accused of committing the Koh Tao murders at a press conference earlier this month. Pic: AP.

The Koh Tao murders, and the resulting international scrutiny, have left Thailand in an uncomfortable position and forced the country to confront its troubled history with law enforcement and justice. ...

Thai media names British gang-rape victim, raises serious ethical issues

By Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:30AM UTC Comments Off Thai media names British gang-rape victim, raises serious ethical issues

The decision to publish the full name and personal documents of a Scottish student who was gang raped in the southern Thai city of Nakhon Si Thammarat raises serious questions about ethics in Thai media when it comes to reporting crimes. Reports of the incident emerged in the Thai media Monday, with police confirming that the...

Singapore bus strike: Who are the police investigating here?

By Thu, Feb 07, 2013 8:43PM UTC 9 Comments Singapore bus strike: Who are the police investigating here?

Who knew a peaceful strike by a group of bus drivers could lead to such a fuss? The bus strike by over 100 SMRT bus drivers from China led to 29 employees being repatriated, and five arrested and charged for their part in the strike. One, Bao Fengshan, pleaded guilty, served six weeks in jail...

Policemen go on trial in China political scandal

By Fri, Aug 10, 2012 6:30PM UTC Comments Off Police officers stand guard at the Hefei City Intermediate People's Court where the murder trial of Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, takes place Thursday Aug. 9, 2012, Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Four police officers have gone on trial on accusations they helped cover up the alleged murder of a British businessman. It is the latest twist in a scandal that has rattled the top levels of China’s political world. Court official Zhang Li of the Hefei Intermediate People’s Court in eastern Anhui province...

Battle of the individual is best for tinsel town

By Tue, Apr 10, 2012 2:30AM UTC Comments Off

The other day, I happened to see on TV parts of the 2011 Hindi blockbuster “Singham.” It starred Ajay Devgan in his full fury, enacting the role of an honest cop who dons the mantle of the corrector. The character portrayed by Devgan is not of a new genre. Almost forty years ago, script writers...

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