• Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:55
     Anger as Malaysian cleared of murdering Indonesian maid
    Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep outside with a dog, with activists Monday criticising the "shocking" decision.
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  • Mon, 22 Apr 2019 01:00
    Medical marijuana move ‘not enough’
  • Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
    Army chief’s comments a threat to democracy: scholars
    ARMY chief General Apirat Kongsompong’s provocative comments against foreign-educated politicians with leftist leanings and activists is a threat to democracy and could lead to social unrest, violence and even collapse of the regime, prominent scholars and rights defenders warned yesterday.
  • Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:15
    14 farmers killed in Philippine police 'massacre': activists
    Rights groups on Sunday condemned what they called a "massacre" of 14 farmers by police in the central Philippines as authorities defended the incident as a legitimate operation against suspected communist rebels.
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  • Thu, 28 Mar 2019 01:00
    EC seeks delay in final results amid ongoing probes
    THE ELECTION Commission (EC) said yesterday that the results after counting the remaining 5 per cent of votes could not be announced due to complaints of irregularities in some constituencies even as political parties and activists piled pressure on the agency to announce the final tally to endorse the winners.
  • Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:51
    Vote-buying rampant in Samut Prakan, claim activists
    A group of activists in Samut Prakan on Wednesday refused to accept the election results in their province.
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  • Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:00
    Civil activists urge voters to bring back ‘people power’
    THOUGH THE junta-led government’s initiatives and limited reforms over the past five years have been praised in some quarters, citizens have often expressed dismay at restrictions on social and community activism.
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:56
    Deaths, jail and cyber spies: The dangers of dissent in Thailand
    Dead dissidents dumped in a river, activists knotted up by the courts, and Big Brother-style internet laws -- critics of Thailand's junta fear this week's election is poised to sharpen the dangers faced by those who disagree.
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  • Tue, 12 Mar 2019 21:30
    15 years on, family of disappeared Thai lawyer 'waiting for justice'
    The wife of a lawyer who vanished after being snatched off the streets of Bangkok 15 years ago urged Thailand on Tuesday to toughen laws to end impunity of officials accused of carrying out enforced disappearances.
  • Mon, 04 Mar 2019 01:00
    New cyberlaw ripe for abuse, activists warn
    Election candidates urged to push for changes to prevent misuse by officials.
  • Wed, 27 Feb 2019 01:00
    Activists tell NLA to stop its ‘mass production’ of laws ahead of polls
    THE CIVIL SECTOR is calling on the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to stop the “mass production” of new laws as Thailand heads for its first election in five years, and pass the job on to the new elected government.
  • Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:15
    Angolan family stranded for 60 days at Incheon Airport
    An Angolan family had been stranded for 60 days in Incheon Airport’s transit zone as of Monday, and that stay at the airport is likely to be protracted as late as May, prompting human rights activists to call for action.
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  • Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:40
    Activists up in arms over new factory law
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    Exposing a carnivore in vegan’s clothing
    Gotcha! Dear readers, do you remember last year when I wrote that animal haters often claim to be vegetarians themselves in order to give credibility to their tirades against animal rights activists?
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  • Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:00
    Decision to slowly phase out paraquat met with stiff opposition
    CONSUMER PROTECTION activists voiced firm objection to Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Grisada Boonrach’s proposal to ban the use of paraquat chemical in three years instead of one year.
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