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Ex-AI boss says public has right to see evidence in teen activist's killing

Authorities must show the public the evidence that justifies the Army's claim that the extra-judicial killing of Lahu teen activist Chaiyapoom Pasae at a military checkpoint in Chiang Mai was necessary, an activist said on Friday. Chamnan Chanruang, the Chiang Mai-based former chairman of Amnesty International Thailand, said his call especially related to CCTV recordings of the incident in Chiang Dao district last Friday.



A wind from the Northeast

A new crop of films from Isan are finding success by depicting Thais in ways not ordinarily seen on the big screen Last month the cinemas saw a sleeper hit -- and don't be surprised if your cultural radar didn't beep. The homemade Isan film Thi Baan The Series attracted huge crowds not to Bangkok cineplexes, or not at first, but to theatres in Si Sa Ket, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham and elsewhere across the Northeast.



A Slow-Moving Baby Elephant Throws a Tantrum While Trying to Keep Up With a Playful Herding Dog

A sweet little elephant calf at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand decided it would be fun to play with a hyper herding dog.



Queen pays tribute to the London terror attack victims

The Queen has said her 'thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy' are with all those who have been affected by yesterday's 'awful violence'. In a message sent to Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Craig Mackey, the monarch also expressed her thanks and admiration to the Met and others who work to protect people.



31 guns, ammo seized in Uthai Thani raids

Police seized 31 firearms and 28 rounds of assorted ammunition in raids on 30 premises aimed at people suspected of wielding dark influence in Uthai Thani province on Thursday. The operation involved about 400 police from the Crime Suppression Division and other units.



Australian found negligent in girlfriend's watercraft death

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Duterte's dream for OFWs: No one will work abroad anymore

By Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos Despite the warning by the Thai police to sit down or get kicked out, Filipinos in Bangkok, Thailand were not able to contain their excitement once President Duterte entered the Chaopraya Room, filling the venue with thunderous screams and cheers. But what got them to scream even louder in glee was when the President revealed his wish for overseas Filipino workers - for them to work closer to home.



Phichit tambons seek court injunction against town plan

Representatives of three tambons in Phichit province adversely affected by the new town plan, that puts their homes and farms inside a forest reserve, hold placards seeking help from authorities in front of the Administrative Court in Phitsanulok province on Wednesday. Residents of three communities in Phichit province on Wednesday sought an injunction in the Phitsanulok Administrative Court against a ministerial order to enforce the 2017 Phichit town plan that declares their homes are inside a forest reserve.



Aussie bikie arrested in Thailand

A Western Australian man, who is alleged to be a member of the Bandidos motorbike gang in Thailand, has been arrested on charges of extortion and threatening violence in the north of the country. Derek Paul Gibson and Dutch man, Adrianus van Gool were arrested in Chiang Mai department store car park late last week, after police were told by another Australian man they were threatening to kill his family over unpaid debt-recovery fees.



Guardian demands truth about Chaiyapoom's killing

THE grief-stricken guardian of a young Lahu activist who was gunned down in an extrajudicial killing said yesterday that he only wanted one outcome following the teenager's death - the truth. Since the shooting at a checkpoint in Chiang Mai province, several officials have referred to Chaiyapoom as a drug suspect.



ASEAN Looks to 'Framework' on South China Sea Security

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship launch at SMX Convention Center in Davao city, southern Philippines, Jan. 15, 2017. Southeast Asia, seeking a long term agreement to settle disputes in the South China Sea, faces new challenges as China moves to extend its regional influence with plans for a scientific station on islets close to the Philippines.



Fire guts plastics factory in Chon Buri

At least five people were reported injured when fire swept through a factory producing plastic products at an industrial estate on Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out at SPC Interprint Co's factory at Tong Grow industrial estate in Muang district of Chon Buri around 3.20pm, Thai media reported.



Huge trailer train carrying generator halted in Lampang

A 704-wheel trailer train pulled by two large tractors transporting a huge new generator to the Mae Moh power plant was halted by officials at a weighing station in Ko Kha district on Tuesday night, to the disappointment of the many people lining the route to see it. It is a convoy of a size never seen in the area before and spectators had gathered along the road to view it.



How Thousands of 'Good Luck' Coins Killed a Rare Sea Turtle

Likely mistaking the coins for food, an endangered green sea turtle died after consuming coins that had been tossed into a pond for luck. People often throw coins into ponds to wish for luck, but for a green sea turtle that was living in a park pond along the coast of eastern Thailand, good luck was not what she received.



PM orders probe into Lahu activist's death

Relatives and villagers return the remains of artist-activist Chaiyapoom Pasae after he was killed by a soldier. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered a probe into the extra-judicial killing of a Lahu activist after human rights activists slammed cabinet ministers for defending the soldier who shot him.



Advantech to push Industry 4.0 in Thailand with local partners

Industrial PC maker Advantech recently hosted a forum in Bangkok, Thailand focusing on Industry 4.0 and has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Thailand's Federation of Thai Industries and local leading ICT player Computer Union, looking to push into Thailand's Industry 4.0 market. Advantech president Chaney Ho pointed out that most of Thailand's manufacturing industries are still in the phase of Industry 2.0 and only a few players have begun adopting the Industry 4.0 concept.



A 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand died from eating coins

Veterinarians operated on Bank to remove 915 coins weighing 11 pounds from her stomach, which she swallowed. A 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand died from eating coins 25-year-old green sea turtle "Bank" receives rehabilitation treatment at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, March 10, 2017.





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