Five people die in tour bus blaze in Khon Kaen province

Five passengers, including two children, were killed and several others were injured when a double-decker tour bus, in which they were travelling, caught fire on the Friendship Highway in Ban Haed district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Khon Kaen on Monday night. Initial reports indicate that journey of the bus, operated by 407 Pattana Company, […]

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Myanmar Protesters Swap New Year Blessings for Anti-Junta Statements

With little to celebrate as they kicked off the Burmese New Year on Tuesday, people across Myanmar staged holiday-themed protests to defy the military junta in what an activist called “a funeral wake for the whole country,” while the U.N. rights chief said she feared the nation faces a fate similar to war-shattered Syria. Opponents […]

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Digital Civil Registration Services Under the New Normal

The Ministry of Interior has improved civil registration services by adopting the digital system to provide people with more convenience in seeking these services at district offices, or local registration offices, in line with the “new normal” situation from the COVID-19 outbreak.   It has submitted a draft ministerial regulation on the operations of officials […]

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Road construction vehicles torched in Thailand’s southern Pattani province

Suspected insurgents set fire to a backhoe, one road grader, a water truck and two utility poles in the southern border province of Pattani on Monday. Six armed men, believed to be insurgents, arrived at a construction site in Village 1, Nam Dum sub-district of Thung Yang Daeng district on motorcycles and restrained two assistant […]

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Lao PDR: Five years after arrest, human rights defenders still denied access to lawyers – UN expert

GENEVA (12 April 2021) – A UN expert called on the Government of Lao PDR to immediately release three human rights defenders who have been detained for more than five years, saying their continued imprisonment was an impediment to the advancement of human rights in the South-East Asian nation. A court in the capital, Vientiane, sentenced […]

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