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Nine-year ordeal at sea recalled

Nearly a decade ago, 14-year-old Komsan Sakulchatthong left home to work in a Samut Sakhon seafood plant, where he was eventually persuaded to work on a fishing boat with the promise of a bigger paycheque. Read more

Nine-year ordeal at sea recalled

New system will stop overpricing, allow decent income for lottery vendors

The government will promulgate a law allowing lottery vendors to earn a higher income while cracking down on those abusing the system, to fix the problem of overpricing once and for all. Read more

New system will stop overpricing, allow decent income for lottery vendors

Drug penalties 'unfair, laws need rethink'

People wrongly jailed for possessing small amount of drugs, academics say Read more

Drug penalties 'unfair, laws need rethink'

Fishing trawlers 'need proper monitoring'

ABUSE of fishery workers is found mostly in deep-sea fishing - on vessels a long way from law enforcement, rather than on boats in coastal areas, a labour rights activist has said. Read more

Fishing trawlers 'need proper monitoring'

Police eye cyclists' safety

POLICE are considering measures to promote bicycling safety after two accidents claimed the lives of four riders recently. Read more

Police eye cyclists' safety
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Thai national faces deportation for insulting Filipinos online
May 6, 2015 8:03 am

Thai national faces deportation for insulting Filipinos..

Manila (dpa) - A Thai national faced deportation from the Philippines after insulting the locals on Facebook, news reports said Tuesday.

New system will stop overpricing, allow decent income for lottery vendors
May 6, 2015 1:00 am

New system will stop overpricing, allow decent income for..

The government will promulgate a law allowing lottery vendors to earn a higher income while cracking down on those abusing the system, to fix the problem of overpricing once and for all.

Drug penalties 'unfair, laws need rethink'
May 6, 2015 1:00 am

Drug penalties 'unfair, laws need rethink'

People wrongly jailed for possessing small amount of drugs, academics say

Fishing trawlers 'need proper monitoring'
May 6, 2015 1:00 am

Fishing trawlers 'need proper monitoring'

ABUSE of fishery workers is found mostly in deep-sea fishing - on vessels a long way from law enforcement, rather than on boats in coastal areas, a labour rights activist has said.

Police eye cyclists' safety
May 6, 2015 1:00 am

Police eye cyclists' safety

POLICE are considering measures to promote bicycling safety after two accidents claimed the lives of four riders recently.

Fishing industry selling new image to Europe to counter IUU threat
May 6, 2015 1:00 am

Fishing industry selling new image to Europe to counter IUU..

DEPUTY COMMERCE Minister Apiradi Tantraporn will lead a delegation of Thai seafood exporters to Germany, France and the United Kingdom later this month to showcase the government's progress in solving..


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US urges speedy inquiry into mass gravesites in South
May 6, 2015 1:00 am

US urges speedy inquiry into mass gravesites in South

THE United States, which has censured Thailand for failing to act against human trafficking, called on Monday for a speedy and credible inquiry into the discovery of a mass grave containing more than..

Five graves discovered at 2nd migrant camp in South
May 6, 2015 1:00 am

Five graves discovered at 2nd migrant camp in South

Prayut vows tough action against local officials found lilnked to human trafficking, drugs or crime

More graves found at second migrant jungle camp
May 5, 2015 2:58 pm

More graves found at second migrant jungle camp

Investigators in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second remote jungle camp believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, police said Tuesday.