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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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#Thailand referendum: Military-written constitution approved

#Thailand referendum: Military-written constitution approved

A clear majority of Thai referendum voters have backed a draft constitution written by an army-appointed committee. Unofficial tallies show that 61.45% voted in favour. The military threw out the old constitution when it took power in 2014, after months of political instability and sporadic violence. Supporters of the new document say it will restore […]

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Senior #Thailand expert assures referendum will be ‘fair’

Senior #Thailand expert assures referendum will be ‘fair’

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

A senior figure in the Thai government has moved to allay fears that this weekend’s much-awaited referendum in the country will be rigged, writes Martin Banks. Norachit Sinhaseni said he sought to reassure the international community that the referendum will be “fair”.  The poll is on the draft constitution which was drawn up by the […]

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#Thailand military junta facing ‘crisis of legitimacy’

#Thailand military junta facing ‘crisis of legitimacy’

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The military junta in Thailand is facing a “crisis of legitimacy” and lack of public  confidence among its citizens.  That was the claim made by Xavier Nuttin, a senior Asia analyst at the European Parliament at a debate in Brussels on Tuesday (21 June).  Nuttin said that, two years after a military coup that overthrew […]

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#Thailand: Thai king’s failing health adds to political uncertainty ahead of upcoming referendum

#Thailand: Thai king’s failing health adds to political uncertainty ahead of upcoming referendum

| June 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The health of Thailand’s 88-year-old king is being watched closely in a country that is suffering increased political divisions and violence.  King Bhumibol Adulyadej became the world’s longest serving monarch when he celebrated 70 years of his reign on Thursday (9 June), writes Martin Banks.  But the king has just undergone major heart surgery and […]

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#Thailand: Bangkok journalist’s car sprayed with bullets

#Thailand: Bangkok journalist’s car sprayed with bullets

Unknown assailants sprayed a journalist’s Honda CRV with bullets yesterday morning (7 June) while it was parked outside his home in Bangkok’s Thon Buri district.  Chatchai Suksomneuk, 56, whose beat covers the Royal Thai Police head office for Pim Thai newspaper and also for Japan’s NHK agency, was unharmed. After learning of the shooting at […]

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#Thailand accedes to FAO agreement on port state measures

#Thailand accedes to FAO agreement on port state measures

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 10 May 2016, H.E. Mr. Tana Weskosith, the Thai Ambassador to Italy, and Mr. Sompong Nimchuar, Minister (Agricultural Affairs)/Permanent Representative to FAO, met with H.E. Mr. José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the FAO, to present the Instrument of Accession of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Agreement on Port State Measures to […]

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