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Thai Prime Minister Vows To Ban Domestic Ivory Trade
2013-03-04 04:46:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The prime minister of Thailand has pledged to take steps to change the country´s currently legal domestic ivory trade in order to help protect endangered elephants, various media outlets reported Sunday. Speaking during the opening day of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Yingluck Shinawatra announced that she would be amending Thai law with the intention of putting an end to a market which...

2012-12-21 00:20:26

BANGKOK, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) announces its support to push Thailand as the medical hub of Asia to provide medical services, latest medical technology and medicine, and every activity related to modern medicine, alternative medicine and biotechnology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121220/HK32968LOGO ) The Thai government is also making Thailand the medical hub of Asia as it is confident that Thailand has outstanding...

2009-01-16 14:45:31

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was met Friday at the country's Teacher's Council by protesters performing a cursing ritual. About a dozen members of the Sanam Luang Democracy Group, an apparent splinter group of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, roasted chilis and salt outside of the council's headquarters Friday, MCOT.net reported Friday. The protesters said they chose to perform the cursing ritual instead of throwing eggs at Abhisit because they feared the action...

2008-10-14 06:00:18

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 14 October [Unattributed report: "Thailand will act in self -defence : Cambodia told"] If Cambodia resorts to use of force, Thailand will have to exercise its right of self-defence as provided under the Charter of the United Nations: Thai FM Tensions along Thai and Cambodian border have flared up again on Tuesday after Thailand refused to follow Cambodia's threat to withdraw its troops from an area near Preah Vihear...

2008-10-10 09:00:22

Seven leaders of a group that has led months of anti-government protests in Thailand were released on bail Friday after surrendering to police. The seven belonging to the People's Alliance for Democracy gave themselves up after an appeals court revoked three more serious charges, including treason, against the group's core leaders the previous day, the Thai News Agency reported. The court had ordered the release of two other leaders on bail. Their surrender came after the court let stand...

2008-10-08 06:00:19

By Seth Mydans and Thomas Fuller In a day of street battles that left more than 300 people wounded, anti-government protesters surrounded Parliament on Tuesday, trapping hundreds of lawmakers inside throughout the afternoon. Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat escaped over a back fence in the morning after delivering a policy address. But other members were unable to leave for more than five hours, when the police dispersed the massed protesters with volleys of tear gas and cleared the way...

2008-10-08 00:00:19

By Andrew Buncombe Two protesters killed during clashes with riot police inside parliamentary compound in Bangkok Army chief reassures public that his troops are unarmed and there is no prospect of a military coup THE PRIME Minister of Thailand was forced to scale a fence and flee in a police helicopter yesterday as thousands of protesters barricaded parliament in the latest twist in the country's seething political turmoil. Riot police fired tear gas in clashes with activists who had...

2008-10-05 12:00:08

By Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand -- A one-time Bangkok mayor and key leader of a monthslong anti-government movement that spearheaded the ouster of a Thai prime minister was arrested today on charges of insurrection, police said. In a continuing crackdown on the movement, police were seen hauling Chamlong Srimuang away at a polling station where elections for the city's top job were beginning. Police Colonel Sarathon Pradit confirmed that Chamlong had been arrested. Police on Aug....

2008-10-05 09:00:07

Thai police have arrested key opposition leader Chamlong Srimuang as part of crackdown against anti-government protesters, local media reported Sunday. The Thai News Agency says Chamlong, a leader of the People's Alliance for Democracy, was arrested early Sunday at a polling booth after voting in Bangkok's gubernatorial elections, CNN reported. The People's Alliance has orchestrated a five-week-long siege of Thailand's Government House, demanding the ouster of People Power Party members...

2008-09-29 09:00:36

Anti-gov't protesters clash with airport security personnel as Thai PM visits south BANGKOK, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Anti-government protesters organized by the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) clashed with airport security personnel shortly after the arrival of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat in Thai southern province Surat Thani Saturday, local media reported. The incident took place after Somchai was leaving the airport and confronted a group of PAD protesters, according to Thai...