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<p><span class="Apple-style-span">On May 17, Justice Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga launched his &lsquo;Volunteers to Protect Justice&rsquo; initiative to organize and train people to inform the authorities on corruption and l&egrave;se majest&eacute; cases.<span>&nbsp; </span>Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva presided over the event and was registered as the first volunteer.</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9520000056841">Manager Online</a> reported that on May 21 Post Today daily reported on its second page that Thanpuying Mom Rajawongse Busba Kitiyakara Sathanapong held a banquet among close friends as a moral support for Thanpuying Viraya Chavakul at JW Marriott Hotel on May 14.</p> <p>Matichon also published a photo of the event on its page 4 on the same day.</p>
<p>On May 21, INN News reported that according to Pol Col Sompoch Sonkanok, superintendent at Mae Rim Police Station in Chiang Mai, local police have issued an arrest warrant for Kokaew Pikulthong, a red-shirt leader, charging him with l&egrave;se majest&eacute; offence for his speech to the red-shirt rally on March 22 at Chiang Mai&rsquo;s 700<sup>th</sup> year Stadium.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Pol Col Sompoch said that police were also investigating whether what Thaksin Shinnawatra had said in his phone-in during the same rally constituted the same offence or not.</p>
<p><span class="Apple-style-span">We, the undersigned, are alarmed to hear that Sa La Hin, 26, and Thang Hoih Ping, 21, two Burmese migrants, have died in the Malaysia&rsquo;s Juru Immigration Detention Centre from Leptospirosis. This is disease that is usually caused by exposure to water contaminated with the urine of infected animals, such as rodents, cattle, pigs, horses, dogs and wild animals.</p>
<p><span class="Apple-style-span">Oxfam GB, CARE, and ActionAid on behalf of Bangkok<span>&nbsp;</span>Development Forum in cooperation with Institute for<span>&nbsp;</span>Human Development<span>&nbsp;(New Delhi)</span>&nbsp;will organise a a&nbsp;<span>regional&nbsp;</span>panel discussion<span>&nbsp;</span>on<strong>'Global Economic Crisis and Implications for<span>&nbsp;</span>Developing Countries'</strong>&nbsp;on Saturday 30th May, at&nbsp;<span>Panorama Room,&nbsp;</span>Amari<span>&nbsp;</span>Boulevard Hotel,</p>
By Form-Asia |
<p><span><span>Please join the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and friends on Monday 25 May at 6pm in front of the building of the Sri Lankan embassy at Ocean Tower 2, 75/6-7 Sukhumvit Soi 19 for a peace vigil organized in remembrance of the lost lives during the conflict between the government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).</p>
By Cross Cultural Foundation |
<p><span><span>As Royal Thai Government and the Government of Lao People&rsquo;s Democratic Republic have agreed on repatriation of all 4,000 displaced Laos Hmong, taking shelter in Huay Nam Khao camp in Phetchaboon province in the north east of Thailand, back to Laos within September 2009. Since February 2007, Thailand and Laos have collaboratively repatriated over 2,000 Lao Hmong back to Lao including elderly, women and children.</span></span></p>
By Working Group on Justice for Peace |
<p><span><span>The statement is in reference to the distribution of leaflets in Thai and Malay entitled &quot;Public Relations Document: Joining Forces to Create a Peaceful Society&quot; with the insignia of Internal Security Operations Command Region 4 (ISOC Region 4) and the Joint Civilian-Police-Military Command, among people living in the Southern border provinces. The leaflets also carry the picture of Ms.</p>
By Reporters Without Borders |
<p>Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by a government announcement on 14 May that it will introduce new regulations for community radio stations and cable and satellite TV stations aimed at controlling programme content. Broadcasters would be required to seek permission for each programme being aired, the government said.</p>
By AHRC |
<p><span><span>In a BBC Sinhala Service interview broadcast yesterday (May 19, Evening) the army commander, Sarath Fonseka was questioned about the statement by Amnesty International concerning the three doctors who were previously working in a hospital in what was called the no-fire zone and asked about their current whereabouts (Dr T. Sathiyamoorthy, Dr T. Varatharajah and Dr. Shanmugarajah). The army commander&rsquo;s answer was, you ask me the whereabouts of these persons. But how do you know that they have arrived?</span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" /> normal"&gt;<span lang="EN-GB" /> mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"&gt;On May 18, Sulak Sivarak, 76, reported to Khon Kaen Provincial Court, after being arrested and charged with l&egrave;se majest&eacute; on Nov 6 last year for what he said in his lecture on &lsquo;Folk Philosophy&rsquo; at Khon Kaen University on Dec 11, 2007.<span>&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p>On the 17<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the May 1992 events, Thaipost tabloid talked to Adul Kiewboribul, leader of the group of relatives of those who were killed or went missing during the bloody clashes with the army on the streets of Bangkok.</p>