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    No more beatings, and turn off your cameras – Royal Thai Army

    In a tacit admission of the extent of the mistreatment and systemic hazing of Royal Thai Army recruits, the Army has instructed its conscript trainers to mete out punishment strictly in accordance to regulation and to prohibit photos and videos during training. But the recommendation to ‘prohibit photos and videos during training’ suggests that, rather than being open and accountable in the future, the Army will continue to conduct its training of recruits without the prying eye of the public or superiors. Army chief assistant General Weerachai Inthusopon, on behalf of the Army chief, has signed an “urgent” memo to all units on March 20 that Isranews Agency published on Monday this week.

  • It’s not a torpedo. It’s not a bomb. It’s a….

    It’s not a torpedo. It’s not a bomb. It’s a….

    The mysterious object found in the sea of Nai Yang Beach has been revealed as “Oropesa”, a buoy from a naval minesweeper from World War II. The object is not harmful.

  • Police move to detain Rohingya at purpose-built regional shelters

    Police move to detain Rohingya at purpose-built regional shelters

    PHUKET: The Royal Thai Police are lobbying Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to build regional detention centers to house Rohingya refugees across Southern Thailand. The move aims to relieve the pressure on already-overflowing detention centers at immigration offices in Phuket, Phang Nga and Ranong.

  • Phuket-bound yacht crew rescued from southern Thailand storm

    Phuket-bound yacht crew rescued from southern Thailand storm

    PHUKET: Two foreigners sailing to Phuket from Langkawi in Malaysia are safe after being rescued from turbulent seas by the Royal Thai Navy off the coast of Satun early this morning. Vice Admiral Choomnoom Ardwong of the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command at Cape Panwa, Phuket, was notified of a distress call from the sailing yacht Aqua at 1:45am. Sailors Gionata Bellagamba from Italy and Luke Lockyer from South Africa reported that they could not make landfall at the southern Thailand province of Satun due to strong winds and large waves