Thailand Daily News (Bangkok Post)

  • Ministry urges unis to control hazing rites
    The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation has warned universities nationwide to strictly regulate their annual initiation rites for freshmen or so-called rab nong ceremonies and ban all activities which can cause harm to students. ... Read more
  • Surachate's appointment to police panel reversed amid pressure
    The Police Commission has resolved to remove sacked immigration chief Surachate Hakparn from a police sub-committee following mounting pressure. ... Read more
  • ICC prosecutor seeks full Myanmar atrocities investigation
    AMSTERDAM: The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday moved closer to opening a full investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya people who were driven from Myanmar to Bangladesh. ... Read more
  • More arrests in B40m drug seizure
    Two suspects were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the seizure of 600,000 speed pills and some 10kg of crystal methamphetamine in Uttaradit province late last week, police said. ... Read more
  • Constitutional Court takes cases against 32 govt MPs; no suspension
    The Constitutional Court on Wednesday accepted petitions against 32 government MPs who are accused by the opposition of breaching the charter's rule on shareholdings in media firms, but did not suspend the MPs. ... Read more
  • Govt pushes 'economic zones' for defence
    The government is planning new “special economic zones” aimed at better supporting Thailand's defence technology industry. ... Read more
  • Bank of Thailand eyes measures to curb hot money
    The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is set to implement measures to curb hot money following the baht's rapid gain.  ... Read more
  • Cambodia jails translator over 'fake news' sex trafficking film
    PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian court jailed a fixer and translator for two years on Wednesday for his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking in the Southeast Asian country which the government said contained "fake news". ... Read more
  • Amnesty wants impartial probe of Indonesia police violence
    JAKARTA: Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality and unlawful killings during post-election riots in the Indonesian capital last month. ... Read more
  • 41% of sampled fruits, vegetables contaminated
    The annual survey of vegetables and fruits by the Thailand Pesticide Alert Network (ThaiPAN) found high toxic contamination on 41% of sampled vegetables and fruits, and the problem was bigger at retail stores than wet markets. ... Read more