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  1. PHUKET XTRA - April 26 - Witch doctor killed over toilet curse! Aftermath of Facebook baby horror! Police-sponsored sex ring? No umbrellas on Surin Beach, & monk crashes car. -- © Copyright Phuket News 2017-04-26
  2. Parents to press charges against kindergarten school for alleged abuses of their 2-year old child NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: -- The parents of a two-year old school girl have demanded the management of a wellknown kindergarten school in Muang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat to show responsibility over the alleged beatings of her daughter by an assistant teacher. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980358-parents-to-press-charges-against-kindergarten-school-for-alleged-abuses-of-their-2-year-old-child/
  3. Parents to press charges against kindergarten school for alleged abuses of their 2-year old child NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: -- The parents of a two-year old school girl have demanded the management of a wellknown kindergarten school in Muang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat to show responsibility over the alleged beatings of her daughter by an assistant teacher. The parents, whose names were not disclosed, lodged a complaint with the Muang district police on Tuesday after she found out that her two-year old daughter had bruises all over her body when she undressed her for a shower. She added that the kid appeared to be frightened of something. They went to the kindergarten school to find out what happened to her child and none of the teachers could give her an answer to her satisfaction. When the parents found out that there was a CCTV system at the school, then asked the police to go to the school with them to examine footages from the system. It was then that the parents and the police found out that the child, whose name was withheld, was badly mistreated by an assistant teacher in front of the teacher and another assistant who did not intervene to stop the abuses. Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/parents-press-charges-kindergarten-school-alleged-abuses-2-year-old-child/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2017-04-26
  4. Pro-democracy activists threatened by police over missing plaque By The Nation BANGKOK: -- Pro-democracy activists have been continuously threatened and told to stop taking action with regards to the mysterious disappearance of the Siamese Revolution plaque almost two weeks after the historic symbol was discovered missing. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980357-pro-democracy-activists-threatened-by-police-over-missing-plaque/
  5. Pro-democracy activists threatened by police over missing plaque By The Nation BANGKOK: -- Pro-democracy activists have been continuously threatened and told to stop taking action with regards to the mysterious disappearance of the Siamese Revolution plaque almost two weeks after the historic symbol was discovered missing. Chonthicha Jaengrew, a member of New Democracy Movement, posted on Facebook on Tuesday that she had been contacted by a person claiming to be a police officer who told her to stop investigating or taking any other action regarding the missing plaque. She could be prosecuted on national security charges, including lese majeste, she was warned. Prior to Chonthicha’s case, two other pro-democracy activists who have protested the disappearance of the plaque, Sirawith Serithiwat and Piyarat Chongthep, posted similar message on Facebook about being called by police and warned against activities concerning the plaque. The plaque was reported missing two weeks, when a replacement know as the so-called “Na Sai”, or “happy face people” plaque, was discovered. Government officials have made vague statements and avoided taking any action on the matter. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30313429 -- © Copyright The Nation 2017-04-26
  6. Cabinet endorses broad spying powers for police By The Nation File photo : Pol Colonel Krissana BANGKOK: -- With little fanfare, the Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed sweeping new powers for police to monitor mobile phone conversations and access mobile apps – but police promised that ordinary people would not be affected, because the authorities would only target criminals accused of grave offences. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980354-cabinet-endorses-broad-spying-powers-for-thai-police/
  7. Cabinet endorses broad spying powers for police By The Nation File photo : Pol Colonel Krissana BANGKOK: -- With little fanfare, the Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed sweeping new powers for police to monitor mobile phone conversations and access mobile apps – but police promised that ordinary people would not be affected, because the authorities would only target criminals accused of grave offences. The Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed an amendment of criminal laws that would affect investigations of suspects involved in terrorism, transnational crimes, security threats or crimes with a statute of limitations of more than 10 years. The draft has to be passed by the National Legislative Assembly before it can go into effect. Deputy police spokesman Pol Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen said on Wednesday that police would have to submit evidence to their superiors and receive permission from a court before they would be allowed to eavesdrop on conversations. The courts would set the conditions such as the duration and type of monitoring, the spokesman said. He added that innocent people should not be worried about the amendment as it would only be applied to criminal suspects. Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30313425 -- © Copyright The Nation 2017-04-26
  8. Number of BBC bosses on salaries over 150,000 pounds rises despite promise to cut REUTERS A British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) logo is seen on a building in White City, London October 17, 2007. REUTERS/Stephen Hird/Files LONDON (Reuters) - The number of senior managers at the BBC earning more than 150,000 pounds ($192,555) a year has risen despite a promise by the publicly-funded broadcaster to cut the figure by a fifth, Britain's spending watchdog said on Wednesday. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980349-number-of-bbc-bosses-on-salaries-over-150000-pounds-rises-despite-promise-to-cut/
  9. Number of BBC bosses on salaries over 150,000 pounds rises despite promise to cut REUTERS A British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) logo is seen on a building in White City, London October 17, 2007. REUTERS/Stephen Hird/Files LONDON (Reuters) - The number of senior managers at the BBC earning more than 150,000 pounds ($192,555) a year has risen despite a promise by the publicly-funded broadcaster to cut the figure by a fifth, Britain's spending watchdog said on Wednesday. The National Audit Office said there were 98 members of staff earning such salaries in March 2016 compared to January 2012 when there were just 89, even though the BBC had committed itself to a 20 percent reduction. It also said the BBC had failed to reduce the number of senior managers to 1 percent of the workforce by 2015, with the figure at 1.6 percent in December 2016. Last year the government said the BBC, funded by a licence fee imposed on all TV-watching homes, would be subject to external regulation for the first time in its history amid criticism it had become bloated, inefficient and wasteful of public money. Overall, the BBC, which employs an average of 18,920 full-time staff, had reduced the cost of its payroll by 6 percent in real terms from 2010-11 to 2015-16 to 862 million pounds, the NAO said. Its report said the BBC had also made 3,400 staff redundant over this period at a cost of 190 million pounds. In response to the NAO report, the BBC said it would finish a review of senior manager grades in the coming months and expected the number in its leadership group to make up less than 1 percent of the workforce. "We will continue to manage the paybill carefully and only award salary levels that are appropriate whilst ensuring we can still attract the right senior talent in a highly competitive marketplace," it said in a statement. ($1 = 0.7790 pounds) (Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Guy Faulconbridge) -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-04-26
  10. World Bank, IMF concerned for Thailand’s economic outlook BANGKOK, 26 April 2017 (NNT) - Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn has disclosed that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed concern for Thailand’s 10-year outlook. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980341-world-bank-imf-concerned-for-thailand’s-economic-outlook/
  11. World Bank, IMF concerned for Thailand’s economic outlook BANGKOK, 26 April 2017 (NNT) - Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn has disclosed that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed concern for Thailand’s 10-year outlook. The Development Committee, a ministerial-level forum of the World Bank Group and the IMF, held its 95th meeting from April 23rd - 25th in Washington DC. Each year, the meeting brings together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty, economic development, and foreign aid. According to Apiradi, the two banks expressed concern for Thailand’s aging population and relatively low average income, which could result in an overburdened welfare system. The Development Committee communique also suggests that world economy is recovering, but commodity prices have lagged behind. It also pointed to uncertainty stemming from national economic policies and conflict on the Korean peninsula. -- nnt 2017-04-26
  12. Thai police to review ways to take down online content after Facebook killing By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat Jiranuch Trirat, mother of 11-month-old daughter who was killed by her father who broadcast the murder on Facebook, stands next to a picture of her daughter at a temple in Phuket, Thailand April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Sooppharoek Teepapan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980337-thai-police-to-review-ways-to-take-down-online-content-after-facebook-killing/
  13. Thai police to review ways to take down online content after Facebook killing By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat Jiranuch Trirat, mother of 11-month-old daughter who was killed by her father who broadcast the murder on Facebook, stands next to a picture of her daughter at a temple in Phuket, Thailand April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Sooppharoek Teepapan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Two videos, which were available for nearly 24 hours before they were taken down, show Wuttisan Wongtalay hanging his daughter from a building on the southern Thai island of Phuket on Monday before he turned off the camera and killed himself. "In the future we will discuss inappropriate online content, whether on Facebook or YouTube or Instagram, and how we can speed up taking this content down," deputy national police spokesman Kissana Phatanacharoen told reporters. It was not immediately clear how authorities plan to speed things up. Police had asked the Ministry of Digital Economy to contact Facebook about removing the videos. The ministry in turn contacted Facebook on Tuesday and the videos were taken down at around 5 p.m. in Bangkok that day, nearly a day after they had been uploaded. The videos, which drew nearly half a million views before they were taken down, sparked outrage among netizens and prompted questions about how Facebook's reporting system works and how violent content can be flagged faster. The case is the latest in a string of violent crimes that have plagued Facebook despite making up a small percentage of videos. On Tuesday a Swedish court jailed three men for the rape of a woman that was broadcast live on Facebook. Last week, Facebook said it was reviewing how it monitored violent footage and other objectionable material after a posting of the fatal shooting of a man in Cleveland, Ohio was visible for two hours before being taken down. WHAT TOOK SO LONG? Some are asking what took authorities in Thailand so long to act. Kissana blamed the delay partly on the time difference between the United States, where Facebook is headquartered, and Thailand. "We did the best we could but there's the time difference issue because Facebook is headquartered in San Francisco," Kissana said, without elaborating. He said Thai police currently have two ways of being alerted about disturbing content: monitoring by a dedicated technology crime suppression division or a tip-off from the public using police hotlines. A cousin of the baby’s mother told Reuters the family was too traumatised to think about removing the video from Facebook. “We didn’t think about removing the video because all we wanted to do at the time was find them [the father and baby] first,” said Suksan Buachanit, 29. Thailand's digital ministry said it would review how it handles similar cases in the future. "We will take this as a lesson and come up with a solution ... but this is not something we can do immediately," ministry spokesman Somsak Khaosuwan told Reuters. Police said the killing was the first in Thailand known to have been broadcast on Facebook. They said the crime was driven by jealousy because Wuttisan was afraid his wife would leave him for another man. Thailand's health ministry said it records on average 1-2 suicide videos a month that are posted to social media, including YouTube and Facebook. (Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Additional reporting by Patpicha Tanakasempipat in PHUKET; Editing by Bill Tarrant) -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-04-26
  14. Tesco's Taste of Thailand fest in UK aims to push Thai export By The Nation Tesco Lotus is hosting the ‘Taste of Thailand’ festival in London to promote Thai products among UK customers Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980331-tescos-taste-of-thailand-fest-in-uk-aims-to-push-thai-export/
  15. Tesco's Taste of Thailand fest in UK aims to push Thai export By The Nation Tesco Lotus is hosting the ‘Taste of Thailand’ festival in London to promote Thai products among UK customers John Christie, CEO of Tesco Lotus, is joined by Sonthirat Sonthijirawong, deputy commerce minister, at the opening ceremony of the Taste of Thailand festival at the Tesco Kensington store in the heart of London to promote a variety of Thai products bearing the Thailand Trust Mark, as well as exotic fruits from Thailand to customers in the UK. The Thai products will be available at 250 Tesco stores in the UK, giving Thai farmers and businesses an opportunity to reach international markets. For the past decade, Tesco Lotus has exported a variety of Thai products including fruit, chicken meat, shrimp, groceries, pet food, stationery and toys, to markets in Central Europe and Asia. In 2016, the value of Thai products exported to Tesco stores in the UK has nearly doubled to more than Bt7.7 billion. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/business/30313412 -- © Copyright The Nation 2017-04-26