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Thai parliament send liquor and same-sex marriage bills for Cabinet review, delaying first readings...

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Bangkok - The House of Representatives yesterday, February 9th, has forwarded two proposed draft bills, the 'progressive' liquor bill and the same-sex marriage bill, to the Cabinet Committee for review. The Cabinet review essentially means that...

Future of Thai Sex Workers Relies on Election

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National — Thailand's sex workers are optimistic that a new government after the May 14th election will pass legislation that helps to decriminalize the country's thriving sex industry, which provides livelihoods to an estimated 300,000 people,...

Pattaya officials set up a stand to keep records of homeless people, promise to...

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Pattaya —   Pattaya officials set up a stand on South Pattaya Beach to keep records of homeless people in the area and promised to improve their living conditions and integrate them back into society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg8wNXsK85g The...

Pattaya wraps up a successful Pride weekend, Photo tour

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Pattaya, Thailand- Pattaya has wrapped up a successful and busy Pride weekend that saw the city hold successful parades, pageants, and events across the area! The past weekend brought out members and...

Thai Health Ministry Plans to Amend Controversial Methamphetamine Drug Possession Regulations, Reducing Legal Threshold...

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National— On May 17th, 2024, the Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin and relevant agencies held a meeting to review ministerial regulations stipulating the legal amount of narcotics and the amount of possession of...

Most Thai People Still Want Students to Wear School Uniforms, According to Nida Poll

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National — According to a National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) survey, 80.53% of the survey respondents say they still want Thai students to stick to wearing standardized school uniforms. The poll, conducted from June 21st...

Thai Cannabis Network Concerned Over Government’s Move to Criminalize Marijuana, Advocates for Truthful Comparison

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National— On April 4th, 2024, Mr. Prasitchai Nunual, the secretary-general of the Network for Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, publicly stated his concerns over bringing marijuana back into an illicit substance type by the...

Criminalizing torture and enforced disappearance draft bill passes third reading in Thai parliament yesterday

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Bangkok - Thai parliament voted on a draft bill criminalizing torture and enforced disappearance in the second and third readings yesterday, February 23rd. The voting was ended with 359 votes in favor, 1 abstention, and 2...

Thai Government Launches ‘Vape Operation’ in Bangkok, Seize 10,000 Illegal E-Cigarette Products Valued at...

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Bangkok— At 2:30 PM, on March 6th, 2024, Dr. Puangpetch Chunlaid, the Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, and relevant agencies launched a “Vape Operation” to eradicate major sources of e-cigarette sales worth...

Thai Cabinet Unanimously Approves Protection and Promotion of Ways of Life of Ethnic Groups...

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National— On February 28th, 2024, the Thai cabinet unanimously approved the principles outlined in the Protection and Promotion of the Ways of Life of Ethnic Groups Act, using the Cabinet's proposal as the primary framework. Mr....
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