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Thai PM Twitter Account Hacked

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A hacker took over the Twitter account of recently-elected Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sunday, accusing her government of incompetence and cronyism. In eight posts, the unidentified hacker criticized the Yingluck administration on a variety of subjects, including her response to recent serious flooding and a number of key government policies. The final post said, […]

Amnesty Accuses Thai Muslim Insurgents of War Crimes

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 2:42 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says Muslim rebels waging an insurgent campaign in three southern provinces of Thailand have committed war crimes by deliberately targeted civilians. Nearly 5,000 people have been killed in the provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat since 2004. In a report released Tuesday, the human rights group says civilians from all walks of life, […]

Amnesty Accuses Thai Muslim Insurgents of War Crimes

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 2:42 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says Muslim rebels waging an insurgent campaign in three southern provinces of Thailand have committed war crimes by deliberately targeted civilians. Nearly 5,000 people have been killed in the provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat since 2004. In a report released Tuesday, the human rights group says civilians from all walks of life, […]

Thailand-Indonesia Dispute is Building Over Rice Deal

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A diplomatic dispute is building between Thailand and Indonesia as the government in Bangkok prepares to boost prices for Thai rice farmers. Thai Commerce Minister Kittiratt Na Ranong told reporters this week he will not sign off on a tentative deal to sell 300,000 tons of rice to Indonesia because the price is too low. […]

Thai Police Rescue Rare Animals From Dinner Tables

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 5:41 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Thailand have rescued almost 100 pangolins — members of a protected animal species that is valued as a food delicacy in China and Vietnam. Police Monday displayed the 97 pangolins, which were found in the back of a pickup truck that tried to evade a checkpoint in southern Thailand Sunday evening. The driver […]

Thai Editor Facing Prison Disputes Royal Insult Charges

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 1:23 pm (UTC-5)
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A prominent Thai editor facing a 20-year prison term on charges related to website criticism of Thailand’s monarchy says she did everything she could to keep her site free of comments seen by authorities as defaming the country’s revered king. Editor Chiranuch Premchiaporn testified in a criminal court Wednesday in Bangkok, saying she immediately blocked […]

Thai Violence Kills 4

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll from coordinated bomb blasts late Friday in violence-plagued southern Thailand climbed to four, after one of the more than 60 wounded victims died in hospital. Local officials said Saturday three bombs went off in the southern province of Narathiwat just as residents and tourists were preparing for the evening and alleged that […]

Thai Violence Kills 4

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 5:03 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll from coordinated bomb blasts late Friday in violence-plagued southern Thailand climbed to four, after one of the more than 60 wounded victims died in hospital. Local officials said Saturday three bombs went off in the southern province of Narathiwat just as residents and tourists were preparing for the evening and alleged that […]

Ex-Thai Leader Embraces Cambodian PM

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 10:18 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s former prime minister appeared in neighboring Cambodia Saturday for high level talks with that country’s leadership. Thaksin Shinawatra publicly embraced Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen during a meeting in Phnom Penh. Officials said the two were scheduled to discuss a variety of issues, including trade, an ongoing border dispute and the release of two […]

Thai Drug Seizures Go Up in Smoke

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand has found a way to make sure hundreds of kilograms of illegal drugs never end up back on the streets, setting them on fire at a plant outside of Bangkok. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presided over the burning Saturday in Ayutthaya. Officials said the narcotics came from more than 130,000 drug busts carried […]

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