Posts Tagged ‘travel’

 

The Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday denied an injunction petition against the passport revocation of ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra at the same time that it returned that of a former education minister.

The court ruled Tuesday that Thaksin’s claim – who said the foreign ministry, was unfair in revoking his passports – was not sound because he gave an interview in Seoul, South Korea in May 2015 accusing an unnamed privy council member of being involved in the 2014 coup. Also on Tuesday, the court ordered that former education minister Chaturon Chaisang have his passports returned.

The court justified the revocation stating that Thaksin’s comments were unlawful because they criticized the Thai political system and affected the reputation of the monarchy, constituting a breach of the kingdom’s law.

Thaksin called the revocation of his two passports unjust.

Through his lawyer, the former premier argued that the move was unconstitutional and against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Three explosions rocked Su-ngai Kolok district of Narathiwat almost simultaneously today (Monday) injuring at least three people.

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The first bomb was a motorcycle rigged with explosives went off in front of Wat Tha Iad in municipal area. It was followed with two more bomb explosions – one behind the Plaza hotel in which three passers-by were slightly injured and another in SoiRaman.

Security sources said that the triple bomb blasts were intended to cause panic in order to disrupt the upcoming Songkran festival rather than to kill or to maim because of choice of the sites of the blasts which were sparsely populated.

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Source: Thai PBS

Little boy of blue 

Posted: January 22, 2017 in Thailand
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Through twisted narrow lanes and swaying shadows, a boy wanders deeper into a Bangkok slum.

Distant Thoughts of Malaysia

Posted: June 7, 2015 in Malaysia
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‎Barely getting enough sleep, unpredictable schedules and erratic meals; with the work constantly looming above me and the blistering heat of Thailand’s summer. I miss the quiet moments, in a simple Malaysian ‘kampung’ (village) somewhere near Sungai Pelek and the calming presence of a sunset at the Bagan Lalang beach.

I must make plans for another trip, back to Malaysia, for outreach work and pleasure. Hmmm. July, sounds good to me; and maybe I will stay there a bit longer.