Artikel tagged “Asien”

  • Death penalty for child rape cases in Myanmar voted down

    Death penalty for child rape cases in Myanmar voted down

    PHOTO: A campaign calls for death penalty for child rape – The Irrawaddy In the wake of Monday’s surprise execution of a convicted murderer in Bangkok by lethal injection, the Myanmar Lower House has voted down a proposal for the death penalty to be imposed in child rape cases, The Irrawaddy News Online reported on Tuesday. The proposal was spearheaded by Rathedaung township lawmaker Daw Khin Saw Wei who urged to government to impose the capital punishment for child rapists to serve as a deterrent to potential perpetrators.  The issue was debated in the Lower House on Monday.

  • Nakhon Ratchasima: Ten injured in Korat bus crash

    Nakhon Ratchasima: Ten injured in Korat bus crash

    Another day in Thailand. Another bus crash

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    Kratom use on the rise in Phuket

    Drug arrest statistics have shown that the use kratom is on the rise in Phuket followed closely by methamphetamine pills and crystal methamphetamine. Phuket’s Vice Governor Snith says, “We have found that kratom is the number one drug seized in Phuket. Even though our officers are strictly enforcing the law, arresting suspects and seizing this drug in large quantities, kratom is still being smuggled into Phuket.

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    Wai Khru – setting a bad example for the future. Thailand’s demand for respect from its young

    Hazing (US English), initiation ceremonies  (British English), bastardisation (Australian English), ragging (South Asia), or deposition , refers to the practice of rituals, challenges, and other activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group including a new fraternity, sorority, team or club. In Thailand, hazing is not only rife, it’s seen as a rite of passage for young Thais as part of their cultural inculcation into the subservience they’re expected to display elders or people with more money or higher positions than them. What’s mistaken for ‘respect’ is actually a cultural party trick where children and young adults are ‘trained’ to be deferential from an early age.

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    Jungceylon Patong issues urgent safety order following Phuket storm

    Jungceylon department store executives have issued a safety order after storms hit Phuket yesterday (June 17). The storm has damaged the front part of the shopping centre on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Road. No injuries were reported.

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    Five days of wind and rain for the south

    The forecast over the next five days in Phuket and southern provinces is not good, if you’re a tourist. According to the Thai Meteorological Department, “The southwest monsoon across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf becomes stronger leading to rough sea continuing between June 16-20. 2-4 metre waves will be likely in the Andaman Sea and 2-3 metres in the Gulf of Thailand, offshore from Surat passing north

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    Top Ten world landmarks

    …as voted by Trip Advisor’s user. Where are the world’s most popular landmarks

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    Hua Hin: 68 year old throws himself off fifth floor roof

    Banmuang is reporting that a 68 year old Dutch man appears to have jumped from the fifth floor of a Hua Hin hotel. The man had been staying in the same hotel for the past month. It’s reported that many people from the next door Darun Suksa School saw the body as the school broke up for the day yesterday evening

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    Leading players want charter amended after election

    A symposium “Thailand’s Future Democracy: Overcoming Traps and Dreams?”was held yesterday at Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan Campus. Probably players in a future political arena, Abhisit, Chaturon and Thanathorn, see the junta’s legacy as barrier to genuine democracy. The Junta-sponsored charter, which imposes curbs on politicians, remains the prime target of big political parties who aim to replace it after the election even though it was endorsed in a 2016 national referendum, judging by the comments made at a symposium attended by prominent politicians yesterday

  • Illegal timbers seized in Phang Nga

    Illegal timbers seized in Phang Nga

    A team of Border Patrol Police based in Phang Nga this week have seized 13 logs inside a palm plantation in Phang Nga. The discovery came after police received tip-offs about deforestation in Khura Buri, Phang Nga