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By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>The luring of Thais to work for scam organizations in neighbouring countries has become a regular tragedy in the age of pandemic lockdowns. In the past two years, thousands have been rescued only to become victims of the judicial system, while the traffickers escape free through loopholes.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Run by a translator, a sociology lecturer, and the mother of an activist, and supported by protesters all over the country, the Will of the People Fund has been bailing out activists and protesters prosecuted for taking part in the pro-democracy movement.</p>
By Pimkamon Pichitsiri, Kunravee Sukhimoke |
<p>Young Hmong wives are using TikTok to expose the slave-like conditions they have to ensure with their husbands&rsquo; families. Despite the bonds of kinship, their lives of unpaid labour and denied freedoms are seen by experts as crossing a red line under anti-human trafficking law.</p>
By Sicha Rungrojtanakul and Anna Lawattanatrakul |
<p>Thailand is a common destination for large numbers of migrant workers, especially from neighbouring countries like Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. Among them are many LGBTQ who came to Thailand to escape harassment and prosecution in their own country, but found themselves faced with gender-based discrimination and unsafe work environments in Thaioand. No policies have been implemented for their protection.</p>
By Prachatai X OCCRP |
<p>Prosecutors in Thailand have indicted a U.S. citizen and an accused arms dealer from Myanmar for their alleged roles in laundering drug money by purchasing energy from a Thai state-owned company, and sending it over the border to be sold in Myanmar.</p>
By Teeranai Charuvastra |
<p>Concern over the conditions of the King&rsquo;s eldest daughter, who has spent the past week in hospital care, appears to have prompted some government agencies to cancel their New Year celebrations &ndash; but others said they&rsquo;ll go ahead with the planned festivities.</p>
By Teeranai Charuvastra |
<p>As Princess Bajrakitiyabha remains hospitalised on Friday, attention on social media is turning to her status as the presumed heiress to the throne &ndash; a role never formally acknowledged that is taken seriously by many analysts.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya, Sorawut Wongsaranon |
<p>It has been 7 years since Adem Karadağ and Yusufu Mieraili were detained and put on trial for their involvement in the bombing of the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. Enmeshed in a legal quagmire, their lawyer says no clear evidence has yet proved them guilty thus far.</p>
By Yostorn Triyos |
<p>The &quot;Forest Reclamation Policy,&rdquo; led to regulations to stop encroachment on forest resources in 2014. Enforcement resulted in more than 46,000 villagers around the country being arrested and sued. &nbsp;Most were villagers who lived on, or had land plots that overlapped with, forest preserve areas in various ways.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Police operations to disperse protesters demonstrating against the APEC summit in Bangkok last month were launched without a court approval, a police official said during a recent parliamentary hearing.&nbsp;</p>
By Seoung Nimol |
<p>Thai-Cambodian discussions at the recent ASEAN summit put labour issues on the table. Despite the pleasant chat, migrant workers in Thailand have yet to see what, if any, measures the authorities will adopt to help address their problems.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>The US plan to invest over 20 million USD to support Mekong countries in clean energy transition, environmental protection, and regional interconnection was made at the end of the Bangkok APEC meeting. In the eyes of civil societies along the riverbank, the final picture still leaves many questions unanswered.</p>