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Thai seafood company to buy Bumble Bee tuna firm

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:39AM UTC Comments Off

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Union Frozen Products is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion....

Opinion: Post-coup oppression teaches Thais a lesson in human rights

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:19PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

In the past several weeks Thailand has witnessed a series of incidents that altogether signal the beginning of the public's shift in perception. Slowly, Thais are becoming more and more concerned about the abuse of human rights, freedom and democracy. Now, Thai liberals have a reason to be optimistic despite the continuous oppression by the junta. A whiff of change is in the air....

Thailand police: Foreigners not required to carry passports at all times

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 1:25PM UTC Comments Off A tourist walks past a street vendor in Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: AP.

A police spokesman has said that foreigners in Thailand are not required to carry their passports with them at all times, according to reports....

Convicts to join trafficked Burmese on Thai fishing boats

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014 9:48AM UTC Comments Off Thai and Burmese workers sort fish at Mahachai port in Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Pic: AP.

Human Rights Watch released a statement last week criticising the Thai military government’s plan to put convicts to work in the nation's fishing industry, which is notorious for employing trafficked people in harsh, dangerous conditions....

Thailand: Concerns raised over Koh Tao murder trial date change

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014 1:45PM UTC Comments Off Thai officers walk near the bodies of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller  after their bodies were found on a beach in Koh Tao in September. Pic: AP.

After the Koh Samui Provincial Court made the decision to start examining witnesses in the Koh Tao murder case in which British holiday makers, Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were brutally murdered, suspicions have been raised concerning the motives of the decision. ...

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