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Thailand: Peaceful critics prosecuted – HRW

Repeal or Amend Laws Criminalizing Speech, Assembly London – Thai authorities over five years of military rule prosecuted numerous peaceful critics of the government to stay in power, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Concerned governments should press Thailand to protect the rights to expression and assembly, and reform laws penalizing peaceful speech to bring them in ... Read More »

AFC U-16 Women’s Champs: Bangladesh team reach Thailand

Dhaka – Bangladesh Under-16 Women’s Football team reached Thailand on Thursday to participate in the eight-nation AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2019 aiming to make a good start beating the hosts in the opener. The qualifying meet for FIFA Under-17 Women World Cup 2020 will begin on September 15 at Chonburi Stadium. Ahead of the main competition, Bangladesh team will conduct ... Read More »

National booters fly for Thailand Friday

Dhaka – A 31-member Bangladesh National Football team will fly for Thailand on Friday at 1:30 pm to join a 10-day preparation camp ahead of their joint qualifications for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against Laos. In home and away basis matches, Bangladesh will play their first round-1 away match against Laos on June 6 at ... Read More »

Dog rescues baby buried alive in field in Thailand

Dhaka, May 18 (UNB/BBC) -A dog in northern Thailand has rescued a newborn baby after it was buried alive, allegedly by its teenage mother, reports BBC. The baby boy is said to have been abandoned by his mother, 15, to hide her pregnancy from her parents. Ping Pong the dog was barking and digging in a field in Ban Nong ... Read More »

Thailand: Structural Flaws Subvert Election – HRW

(New York) – Thailand’s military government has failed to create conditions for a free and fair national election on March 24, 2019, Human Rights Watch said. The process for forming a new government, in which the junta-appointed Senate will have half the total number of votes for the next government as the elected House of Representatives, severely undermines the right of Thai ... Read More »

Thailand bans critical TV station

A Thai television station, Voice TV, provided airtime to candidates critical of Thailand’s military government and was then banned for 15 days during which it will be off air completely. Thailand goes to the polls in a few weeks, and free press is key for polls to be perceived as free and fair. Lift ban on outspoken TV station: HRW ... Read More »

Thailand puzzles over political surprises from royals

Bangkok, Feb 10 (AP/UNB) — A Thai political party swore loyalty to the king after its stunning decision to nominate the monarch’s sister as its candidate for prime minister backfired when the king called the move inappropriate and unconstitutional. The statement of fealty comes as the country ponders a whirlwind Friday in which Princess Ubolratana Mahidol broke with tradition proscribing ... Read More »

Syed Ashraf’s body flown in from Thailand

Awami League Presidium member and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam will be laid to eternal rest at Banani Graveyard on Sunday afternoon after three namj-e-janazas to be held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad, and in Kishoreganj and Mymensingh districts. Read More »

‘Don’t tell me how to dress’

When a Thai government official told women to dress carefully to prevent harassment at the Songkran festival, it brought back painful memories for model Cindy Sirinya Bishop. The Thai-American was just 17 when she was sexually harassed at the New Year celebrations. Dressed in a loose black t-shirt and three-quarter shorts, Ms Bishop found herself cornered by five men after ... Read More »