Month: November 2017

News

New drug bill ‘discrimates against users’

Civic groups have called on the government to respect the rights of drug addicts who, despite attempts to treat them as patients, in their view still face discrimination in a bill on narcotics control. The 183 sections of the draft law, which has been put up for public consultation, emphasise illegal drug crackdowns and prevention, […]Read More

Asia

Indian Court Sentences 3 Dalits to Death for Raping, Killing

Women’s rights activists slammed an Indian court’s decision Wednesday to sentence three low-caste men to death for raping and killing an upper-caste teenage girl in Maharashtra state last year, saying the justice system was stacked against the marginalized Dalit community. Indian courts tend to punish Dalits who have committed crimes but are more lenient toward […]Read More

North

Myanmar woman arrested for laundering billions of baht for drug

A 41-year-old Myanmar businesswoman was arrested as she showed up at the Narcotic Suppression Bureau to clarify her assets which were impounded by anti-money laundering officials yesterday (Nov 29). The arrest followed three years long of monitoring and investigation of her money exchange business and her bank accounts which found billions of baht of money […]Read More

Bangkok

Suspect arrested for serial sexual assaults on Bangkok buses

A 36-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly groping 20 to 30 women on Bangkok buses from August to November has confessed and claimed he could not keep his hands to himself after spotting the victims, a senior police officer said on Thursday. Peerapol Yodcharoen, who works as a tourism greeter at Bangkok airports, was […]Read More

Pattaya

Pattaya to host Jet Ski World cup 2017

BANGKOK, 30th November 2017 (NNT) – An adviser to the Thai Jet Sports Boating Association under Royal Patronage has announced that Thailand will be hosting the Jet Ski World Cup in Pattaya this December 7-10. Thai Jet Sports Boating Association Adviser, Pariket Sibusahakarn advised on “Thailand Moves Forward” that Jet Ski World Cup 2017 will […]Read More

South

Surat Thani roads underwater

Heavy overnight rain left roads in Surat Thani on Thursday morning impassable in some places and treacherous to use in others. Floodwater levels were between 50 and 70 centimetres, inundating roads around the provincial seat, including Surat-Punpin and Surat-Nasan roads. Full story: The Nation By The NationRead More