Tags : Law


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


Law bans toxic sunscreen destroying corals

BANGKOK (NNT) -Thailand has announced laws on coral- damaging suncreen in national parks. Violators could face a fine of up to 100,000 baht. The Royal Gazette published an announcement made by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on banning sunscreens containing toxic compounds, that contribute to the deterioration of the ecosystem and […]Read More


All laws, articles will be used against violent protesters: Prayut

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave notice on Thursday that “all laws and all articles” will be used against protesters escalating the political conflict. Gen Prayut gave his warning in a statement issued from his office, in the face of continuing street rallies by anti-government protesters demanding his removal and reform of the monarchy. Full story: […]Read More


Government won’t block political expression, but law will be strictly

BANGKOK (NNT) – Government Spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri has insisted that the government has not considered blocking political expression, but wants protesters to be constructive and comply with the law as well as the good traditions of Thailand. Mr Anucha said the main concern of the government is communication on social media, as quite a lot […]Read More


Prayut at risk of becoming third PM axed by charter

General Prayut Chan-o-cha has defied a demand by anti-government protesters for him to step down as prime minister. But he may lose his seat if the Constitutional Court finds him guilty of violating the supreme law next month. The court is scheduled to rule on December 2 whether Prayut violated the Constitution by occupying an […]Read More


UAE relaxes Islamic laws to allow alcohol consumption, sex outside

The UAE has moved to revise its Islamic personal laws, loosening restrictions on alcohol and cohabitation of unmarried couples as well as scrapping lenient penalties for “honor killings,” the state media said. The changes, which were announced on Saturday by the government-run WAM news agency, are intended to “consolidate the UAE’s principles of tolerance” and […]Read More


Prayut appeals to protesters to obey the law during their

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned student activists not to break the law during their planned protest this Saturday, as he reassured that he has instructed the police to treat the protesters with leniency “because they are our children.” As the day of the protest draws near, the Prime Minister reminded the protesters, and […]Read More


Immigration Police focus on law-breaking foreigners

Thai Immigration Police Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Sompong Chingdoung on Friday highlighted four recent cases to illustrate the agency’s success against law-breaking foreigners. In the first case, British national R. B. – wanted by UK authorities on charges related to Class A drugs trafficking – was arrested recently outside the British Embassy in Bangkok. Full […]Read More