Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra released on parole

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra
Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra. Photo: Thaksin Shinawatra / Facebook.

Thaksin Shinawatra meets the requirements for release: he is over 70 years old, seriously ill and has served six months of his sentence. He had been convicted in absentia after leaving the country for corruption and abuse of power offenses.

Thai National Institute of Emergency Medicine (NIEMS), ready to provide Universal Coverage, including foreigners

Toyota ambulance in Bangkok
Toyota ambulance on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. Photo: Paul Sullivan / flickr.

The National Institute for Emergency Medicine (NIEMS) has confirmed its readiness to handle an expected increase in accidents during the New Year festival. The organization [Read More…]