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Thailand’s Parliament Passes Bills on Torture and Forced Disappearances in

BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s House of Representatives voted 368-0, with one abstention, in favor of the 4 bills on torture and forced disappearances. Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said the law is needed to stamp out torture and forced disappearances by state officials, which are serious human rights violations. The 34-section bill includes penalties for offenders […]Read More


Thai cabinet endorses same-sex marriage bill

The cabinet on Wednesday endorsed a bill permitting marriage registration of same-sex couples, along with legal amendments to ensure they have the same rights as different-sex couples. The bill and the amendments will now be put to a vote in the House. Full story: Bangkok Post Mongkol Bangprapa BANGKOK POSTRead More


Omani Tourist racks up 50,000 baht bar bill in Pattaya

Omani Tourist racks up 50,000 baht bar bill in Pattaya, refuses to pay bill and claims didn’t know what ringing the bell meant Pattaya- A 33-year-old man from Oman out with his Thai girlfriend in Pattaya claimed that he didn’t know what ringing the bell meant this week when he rang the bell nearly twenty […]Read More


Thai Legislators Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

BANGKOK, Nov 9 (TNA) – Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a legislation to allow licensed medical use of marijuana, submitting the proposal for the government’s consideration. In a big step towards legalizing medical marijuana, the proposed amendments to the current Drug Act of 1979 which bans marijuana will be forwarded to the Ministry […]Read More


More pharmacist groups against bill to amend Drugs Act

A network of pharmacist associations in the Northeast is calling on the government to revise a bill drafted by the Food and Drug Administration to allow non-pharmacists to dispense medicines. Led by the pharmaceutical sciences alumni associations of Khon Kaen University, Mahasarakham University and Ubon Ratchathani University, the network consists of all pharmacist clubs and […]Read More


Bill targets populist spending

The cabinet yesterday approved a draft monetary and fiscal bill which includes controls on spending for populist policies. The move is aimed at preventing future fiscal problems and enhancing transparency in the state fiscal budget. The act will form part of the new constitution. Read more: Bangkok Post CHATRUDEE THEPARATRead More


8-year old girl charged almost 50,000 baht in phone bill

Parents of an eight-year old girl in Ratchaburi were shocked after they were shown a phone bill amounting to almost 50,000 baht from her daughter’s smartphone for August, including 49,200 baht for one single day. The parents of the girl, Mr Atthachai Wutthapant and Mrs Banthita Sirikong, lodged a complaint with the Damrongtham centre in […]Read More