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King donates Bt84 million for new water management foundation

BANGKOK, April 23 – His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has donated Bt84 million (US$2.7 million) of his own money to establish a foundation to solve water management problems in the country. Dr Sumet Tantivejkul, chairman of the newly-established foundation under the Royal Patronage of HM the King, disclosed the information

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27000 Thai women receive medical care as result of domestic violence in 2011

BANGKOK, 9 March 2012 (NNT) - The Friends of Women Foundation has revealed that up to 27,000 Thai women received medical treatment as a result of sexual harassment or domestic violence in 2011. As March 8th of every year marks the International Women’s Day, groups of women yesterday staged a campaign

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Thai Wildlife Group Raided for Criticizing Elephant Poaching

A wildlife rescue foundation in Thailand says it is being harassed by the government for speaking out about alleged official involvement in elephant poaching. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Phetchaburi province, where parks department officers have been raiding the group's compound. Thailand's Department of National Parks last week began taking animals

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