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Thai Shrimp Supplier Dismisses Alleged Links to Slave Labour

Thai Shrimp Supplier Dismisses Alleged Links to Slave Labour

Thai food giant Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods fended off allegations it was complicit in forced labour in its supply chain, levelled by a British newspaper, a report said Saturday. The…

UK Foreign travel advice updated for Thailand

UK Foreign travel advice updated for Thailand

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla on the Thai-Malaysia border. On 10 April 2014 the…

58 people arrested and 391 betting websites blocked over punting on the world cup

58 people arrested and 391 betting websites blocked over punting on the world cup

A senior police commander has said that the police have arrested 58 people involved in illegal punting and bookmaking, and closed down 391 foreign and local betting websites as the…

Curfew lifted

Curfew lifted

Thailand’s military government have lifted the night-time curfew imposed after their military coup three weeks ago, to the relief of World Cup fans and the struggling tourism industry. “As the…

Crackdown was ‘good in parts’ – Phuket’s Mr Big

Crackdown was ‘good in parts’ – Phuket’s Mr Big

Preechawut “Prap” Keesin, one of Patong’s leading businessmen and a prime figure in the town’s hurly-burly transport structure, has spoken about the recent crackdown on taxis by police and the…

Gareth Huntley’s family face two month wait for cause of death

Gareth Huntley’s family face two month wait for cause of death

Malaysian officials say it will take up to eight weeks to establish how a British man whose body was found on a jungle trail died. The family of Gareth Huntley,…

Police detect betting activities on first day of World Cup

Police detect betting activities on first day of World Cup

The Royal Thai Police reported on betting activities in Bangkok and other provinces on the first day of the FIFA World Cup tournament which kicked off in Brazil last night.…

Ex-Aussie Hon Consul praises taxi, tuk-tuk raids

Ex-Aussie Hon Consul praises taxi, tuk-tuk raids

Retired Australian Honorary Consul Larry Cunningham has praised the recent taxi mafia crackdown on the island, saying developments have been “marvellous” and he is in full support of the proposed…

Military to get tough with motorcycle taxies and passenger vans

Military to get tough with motorcycle taxies and passenger vans

Mafia-type figures who are behind all the dirty tricks employed against passengers by motorcycle taxi drivers and passenger van operators were warned today that they better stop the malpractices or…

Aussie caught a second time with ya ice while out on bail

Aussie caught a second time with ya ice while out on bail

Australian man Mark Robert Coutelas, 53, was arrested again last night (June 11) on drugs charges, while out on bail for another crime. Coutelas was arrested around 10pm after he…