Artikel tagged “Asien”

  • Indian journalist stripped, blackmailed and robbed by compatriots – Pattaya

    Indian journalist stripped, blackmailed and robbed by compatriots – Pattaya

    An Indian journalist says he’s been assaulted, stripped, photographed and blackmailed in Pattaya by other Indians.

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    “Don’t arrest us. We just work here.” Activists call for ban on sting operations targeting sex trade

    By Pratch Rujivanarom Stings and raids staged to crack down on human trafficking in the sex industry violate human rights, and lead to stigmatisation and discrimination against women who are working as sex workers of their own volition, an activist organisation said yesterday. Empower Foundation yesterday exposed the problems of discrimination and rights violations faced by women working in the sex industry from sting operations targeting human trafficking. The foundation says that in order to rescue 10 victims of enforced or underage sex workers, on average some 100 innocent women are also arrested.

  • 15,000 smuggled cigarette packs seized in Hat Yai

    15,000 smuggled cigarette packs seized in Hat Yai

    FILE PHOTO: The Nation (from January this year) Excise officials have seized 15,000 packages of smuggled cigarettes in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district last night (Thursday).

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    Phuket Airport holds annual tsunami evacuation drill

    Phuket Airport has held its annual tsunami drill. The drill yesterday (May 31) at the Phuket International Airport was led by Phuket Vice Governor Snith Sriwihok and the Phuket International Airport General Manager Petch Chancharoen

  • Pattaya’s Walking Street gets a ‘family’ make-over.

    Pattaya’s Walking Street gets a ‘family’ make-over.

    Walking Street in South Pattaya is facing its biggest makeover in decades early next year for a more family orientated feel. The unsightly hanging wires are set to be buried underground in an effort to beautify the infamous red light street to appeal to families.

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    Draft plan to allow foreigners to work in 11 ‘reserved’ occupations

    A plan by the Labour Ministry would allow foreigners to enter 11 of the 39 occupations that are currently reserved for Thais. If the plan goes ahead, foreigners will be able to work as civil engineers, accountants and architects in Thailand under certain conditions

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    Search resumes for missing Russian on Samui

    Samui officials have resumed a search for a female Russian tourist who went missing on Koh Samui more than a month ago. She is said to be suffering dementia. 39 year old Inna Obukhova was last seen at Centra Coconut Resort Samui on April 20

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    Three arrested with drugs and firearms in Phang Nga

    More than 10 police from the the Phang Nga Provincial Police raided a house in the Muang Phang Nga District. Police arrested 47 year old Wirat, 44 year old Aditep and 47 year old Kamon.

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    Five injured in Phayao bang fai rocket explosion

    A bang fai bamboo rocket exploded inside a temple compound in Phayao’s Chiang Kham district last night (Tuesday), injuring five villagers. Police report that the explosion occurred at 10.30pm at the Wat Phra That Sobwaen in Tambon Yuan after villagers performed a candle procession around the chapel to mark Visakha Bucha Day after the procession. Witnesses told police that the first rocket flew into the air but the second one exploded on the ground, causing injuries.

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    Mango Tree brings its ‘Isan’ Thai culinary culture to Kawasaki, Japan

    Leading Asian restaurant operator Mango Tree Worldwide has launched a new Mango Tree Café in Japan, bringing authentic street food from Isan, the region of northeast Thailand, to diners in the bustling city of Kawasaki. The new Mango Tree Café Kawasaki is located on the fourth floor of Lazona Kawasaki Plaza, a major shopping and lifestyle complex in the heart of the city. Kawasaki lies between Tokyo and Yokohama in the world’s busiest metropolitan area, with a population of over one million people in its own right.