Life behind bars: Ex-prisoners describe a typical day in Thai prison

Rumors about Thai prisons have not changed for decades. Low hygiene standards, overpopulation, and hidden self-governing systems are among the open secrets whispered about life in a Thai jail. Rangsiman Rome, a 24-year-old anti-junta activist, has spent a short period of time in the infamous Klong Prem Central Prison. The Thammasat University graduate has been jailed

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Thailand chasing halal gold, from tourists to food

From hotels with segregated swimming pools to jelly made from seaweed instead of pig bones, Buddhist Thailand is chasing halal gold as it welcomes Muslim visitors and touts its...

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Sweeping Censorship: New Computer crime laws would give government control of internet

Critics and experts have voiced concerns over the latest amendment to the Computer Crime Act because, if passed, it would allow the government to block any content they deem...

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