Bangkok Airways staff ‘deport’ Kenyans from Suvarnabhumi: racial profiling claimed

Bangkok Airways staff ‘deport’ Kenyans from Suvarnabhumi: racial profiling claimed

A Kenyan travel agent who was unlawfully ‘deported’ from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport by Bangkok Airways staff intends to petition Kenya’s foreign ministry, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN-OHCHR), and Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, amongst others, over what she claims was racial profiling. A civil claim for damages is […]

Saudi asylum-seeker challenges Thailand human rights record as Asean chair year begins (video) *update #6

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Saudi asylum-seeker challenges Thailand human rights record as Asean chair year begins (video) *update #6

Just seven days in to its year as Asean chair and Thailand is embroiled in a human rights controversy that threatens to caste a lingering shadow over its custodianship of the region’s 4.5 million people for the next 12 months. At the heart of the controversy is a frightened 18-year-old Saudi Arabian woman, Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq […]

Claims of Saudi abduction at Suvarnabhumi *Update #3

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Claims of Saudi abduction at Suvarnabhumi *Update #3

An 18-year-old woman claims that she is currently being held against her will in a Bangkok hotel room after being ‘abducted’ from the arrival gate by Saudi Arabia diplomatic staff. Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq al-Qunun claims that Saudi Arabian diplomats intercepted her as she was de-planing a Kuwait Airlines flight from Kuwait when it landed at […]

Thailand English-language News for January 17 (video)

In Thailand English-language News for January 17, 2018, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: 00:51 | The Raj Pracha Samasai Foundation has held a seminar to promote social understanding and acceptance of leprosy patients. 02:12 | The Cabinet has approved a proposed programme by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) to address coastal erosion. The […]

Thailand’s Zero-Baht Tour Battle a Success. Chinese Shun Thailand

Thailand’s Zero-Baht Tour Battle a Success. Chinese Shun Thailand

A crackdown by the Thailand government on so-called zero-baht tours from China has had the desired effect. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese tourists planning to visit “the Land of Smiles’ have cancelled their holidays, sending Thailand inbound tourism figures plummeting and forcing the government to resort to incentives traditionally only offered in the wake of […]