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Malaysia Approves Extradition of Iranian to Thailand on Terror Allegations

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian court has approved the extradition of an Iranian man to Thailand on suspicion of involvement in a bomb plot against Israeli diplomats in that country. Masoud Sedaghatzadeh was arrested at a Malaysian airport on February 14 soon after an apparently accidental blast occurred at a Bangkok house where bombs were found. Thai police […]

Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for “Healthy Skepticism” of Burma’s Reforms

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on the international investors Friday to exercise “healthy skepticism” as her country implements reforms after half a century of military rule. In an address to the World Economic Forum in Bangkok, the Nobel peace laureate condemned the lack of change in Burma’s corrupt legal system and said […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for “Healthy Skepticism” of Burma’s Reforms

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on the international community Friday to exercise “healthy skepticism” as her country implements reforms after half a century of military rule. In an address to the World Economic Forum in Bangkok, the Nobel peace laureate condemned the lack of change in Burma’s corrupt legal system and said […]

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Thai Court Gives Suspended Sentence to Web Editor in Free Speech Case

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Thai court on Wednesday convicted a website operator on computer crimes charges for not quickly removing a posting by a blogger deemed offensive to the country’s monarchy. The Bangkok Criminal Court gave an eight-month suspended jail sentence to Chiranuch Premchaiporn for not respecting a court order to promptly remove the comments from her popular […]

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Thai Court Convicts Web Editor in Free Speech Case

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai court has convicted a website manager on computer crimes charges for failing to act quickly enough to remove online comments that were deemed offensive to the country’s monarchy. The Bangkok Criminal Court on Wednesday gave an eight-month suspended jail sentence to Chiranuch Premchaiporn for not respecting a court order to promptly remove the […]

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Thailand Convicts Web Editor in Free Speech Case

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai court has convicted a website editor on computer crimes charges for failing to act quickly enough to remove online comments that were deemed offensive to the country’s monarchy. The Bangkok Criminal Court on Wednesday gave an eight-month suspended jail sentence to Chiranuch Premchaiporn for not respecting a court order to promptly remove the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Meets with Burmese Migrants in Thailand

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s long-time democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is using her first international trip in 24 years to encourage impoverished Burmese migrant workers in Thailand. The opposition leader Wednesday addressed a crowd of thousands who packed a narrow street in Samut Sakhon province, an area south of Bangkok where many Burmese workers have fled to […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Meeting with Burmese Migrants in Thailand

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s long-time democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is using her first international trip in 24 years to visit impoverished Burmese migrants in Thailand. The opposition leader’s schedule Wednesday includes a symbolic visit to Burmese workers in Samut Sakhon province, an area south of Bangkok where thousands from her country have fled to escape decades […]

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Thousands Mark Anniversary of Thai Red Shirt Crackdown

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Thailand’s capital Bangkok to mark the second anniversary of deadly clashes between the Thai military and so-called Red Shirt protesters. In 2010, more than 90 people were killed and 2,000 wounded when soldiers moved in to quash the weeks-long anti-government demonstration by mostly poor, rural protesters wearing […]

Thailand’s ‘Uncle SMS’ Dies in Jail

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai grandfather sentenced to 20 years in prison for sending text messages that were considered insulting to the country’s royal family has died while in jail. The lawyer of Ampon Tangnoppakul said Tuesday his 62-year-old client died at a correctional hospital after complaining of stomach pains. His cause of death is not known. In […]

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