BBC TO GO HEAD TO HEAD IN THAI COURT IN COMPUTER CRIME ACT CASE

The BBC is to support its south-east Asia correspondent Jonathan Head in a battle involving Thailand’s fraudulent property market after a court in Phuket accepted a case of slander under the country’s Computer Crime Act against him. Jonathan Head confronting Thai lawyer  Pratuan Thanarak in Phuket Jonathan Head said today: “We will fight the case […]

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THAILAND CONTINUES TO CRACK DOWN ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH

The Thai military government in its continued strategy to cover up matters it does not want the public to know about, not least of which are its hands in the till style government while supposedly clamping down on corruption, continues to clamp down on freedom of expression. Its rather humourless leader General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, who […]

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UNIVERSITY FIRES PROF WHO SPOKE OUT IN DEATH CONTROVERSY

CONTROVERSIAL UNIVERSITY IN THAILAND LETS WHISTLE BLOWER GO An American professor who questioned the circumstances of the death of another lecturer at Webster University’s Thai campus at Cha-am has been fired without reason. Donald Johnson had been asked to sign a ‘cease and desist order’ by the University’s director Keith Welsh, banning him from showing […]

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LEAVE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS ALONE- THAI MILITARY GOVERNMENT ASKED

The current Thai military government claims it is on a drive to end corruption but seems unwilling to stem corruption within its own ranks.  Now they’re being asked or told to leave human rights defenders alone – and the Thai government claims it is improving human rights in the fishing industry and clamping down on […]

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