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  • Genocide in our back-yard

    Genocide in our back-yard

    “…any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.” Article II of United Nation’s 1948 Genocide Convention The Rohingya situation has been a fluid, difficult to report, predicament since the Myanmar Tatmadaw Army stormed into the Rhakine State on August 25 this year to defend Myanmar police being attacked by Arakan militants (who claim to be representing the interests of the Rohingya). Even before the attacks which killed 12 Burmese security officers, the Tatmadaw Army had been conducting ‘clearance operations’ under the direction of the Myanmar Government. The UN have described the situation as ethnic cleansing but, by definition, as uncomfortable as it may be for the rest of Myanmar, it is quickly becoming a genocide.

  • Royal Cremation information for Phuket – things you need to know

    Royal Cremation information for Phuket – things you need to know

    This list will be added to in coming days as we receive more updated information… Dresscodes If you are attending any official Phuket services for the Royal Cremation or Funeral, this is what you will be required to wear. Women • Respectful black shirt with sleeves and collar.

  • New legislation: Foreigners can’t own guns

    New legislation: Foreigners can’t own guns

    The National Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed the third reading of amendments to the 1947 Weapon, Firearm, Explosive and Firework Act. The amendments were proposed to keep the legislation abreast of weapons’ technology and the changing conditions in society.

  • Jail terms for three officials in Phuket land encroachment case

    Jail terms for three officials in Phuket land encroachment case

    The Criminal Court on Monday handed down prison sentences to all three surviving offenders in the Phuket land-corruption case, while the Land Department was ordered to revoke the land deed at issue in the case. The court sentenced the first defendant, Narong Ounseam, the land surveyor, to five years in jail; the second defendant, Sommit Suebsin, the kamnan of Tambon Cheung Thale, to three years and four months in prison; and the chief of the land surveyor division, Yuhad Pattanasuree – who had earlier confessed to his crime – to a two-year term.

  • 3,200 runners turn up for the annual Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run

    3,200 runners turn up for the annual Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run

    There was a huge turnout for the 13th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon 2017, with 3,200 people taking part in the annual event. The opening ceremony was presided by Phuket’s Governor Noraphat Plodthong alongside Vice Governor Snith Sriwihok, Vice Governor Thawornwat Kongkaew, Uthit Limsakul, Deputy Director of The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Oriol Montal, GM of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

  • Taking the bang out of this year’s Vegetarian Festival

    Taking the bang out of this year’s Vegetarian Festival

    This year’s Vegetarian Festival will still be taking place between October 20 – 28.

  • Fake immigration officer trying to extort foreigners around Phuket

    Fake immigration officer trying to extort foreigners around Phuket

    Phuket Immigration are warning of a fake officer who is trying to extort money from foreigners around the island. After gathering information, Phuket Immigration say that a person has been impersonating an officer from the local Immigration Officer and been asking for money from foreigners saying they have problems with their visas

  • “Unacceptable… for such a large commercial aircraft to be missing”

    “Unacceptable… for such a large commercial aircraft to be missing”

    It’s been three and a half years since Malaysian Airlines flight 370 vanished. Investigators say it is “inconceivable” that we still have no idea what happened to the plane, the passengers or the crew

  • PM Prayut meets US President Trump today

    PM Prayut meets US President Trump today

    While Thai Government officials have said they will focus on economic matters during a top-level Thailand-US meeting at the White House today, it is security concerns, particularly relating to Thailand’s logistics role regarding the US on rising tensions in East Asia, that should be watched closely, academics believe. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha leads a Thai delegation, dominated by high-level economic officials, to Washington for a three-day visit

  • Yingluck says she’ll stay out of politics

    Yingluck says she’ll stay out of politics

    Fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in Dubai and has promised not to be involved in any political activities, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Thursday. Authorities in Dubai have also promised the Thai Foreign Ministry that they would keep an eye on Yingluck and ensure she did not take part in any political campaigns, Prawit said