by Steve Suwannarat | THAILAND

Thailand’s Criminal Code now conforms with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Hitherto, the age of legal immunity was 10. This is step forward for child protection. Courts can now place minors in foster care with individuals and agencies rather than simply fine parents.


On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019
by Steve Suwannarat

A mother’s quest for justice for her son, Veeraphan Tamklang, who died last year after a beating on a campus, shows police failure to investigate this type of violence, which is often perpetrated by members of high-ranking families.

| 23/03/2022

Starting next month, most of the restrictions will be lifted. No more quarantines and for Thailand no testing before departure. Today the announcement by Myanmar despite the fact that a civil conflict is raging in the country. However, the number of arrivals is expected to be well below pre-pandemic levels.

| 19/03/2022
by Steve Suwannarat

A report by Thai police estimates that thousands of women and children are trafficked each year. Poor law enforcement by Japanese authorities against the sex trade weighs heavily on the matter. Thailand remains a major hub for international human trafficking.


| 07/03/2022

Today's headlines: Ukrainian power plant staff in Zaporozhets, work under the threat of (Russian) weapons; Pakistan and Uzbekistan strengthen bilateral collaboration; Beijing may shelve its "zero Covid" policy in favour of a softer "coexistence" approach; Iranian court clears nine Christians of charges of threatening national security; in Thailand 33-year-old man convicted of lese-majesty; new missile test by Pyongyang. 


| 05/03/2022
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