The Thai government is preparing to introduce its controversial chemical castration policy on repeat sex offenders next month. The Justice Ministry revealed it is preparing for the new law which is set to take effect on January 23. The policy is aimed at preventing people convicted of sexual and violent crimes from reoffending. The Senate passed the bill, allowing the voluntary chemical castration of recidivist Thailand Corrections Department figures reveal there were 4,848 repeat sex offenders out of the 16,413 released from Thai prisons between 2013 and 2020. The chemical castration process involves an injection every three months and costs about 100,000 baht per time. Thailand News —————— On 25 December 2022, online platform providers must abide by a new regulation to quickly deal with complaints from the authorities – and literally everyone else – over content deemed to be in violation of the problematic Computer Crimes Act. The new regulation was issued by … [Read more...] about Thailand News Today | CAAT warns Thai VietJet for canceling three Phuket
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The government of Thailand has been working hard to make it a world-class destination for not just tourists, but digital nomads and business and technology innovators. But do the people of Thailand speak English well enough to fully attract these business opportunities ? Thailand is ranked second to last among the countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It is ahead of only Laos, which is ranked dead last out of 111 countries in the EF English Proficiency Index. Singapore is the top-ranked ASEAN member and number two globally. Thailand, however, barely cracked the top 100, ranked 97th. Experts attribute Thailand’s low level of English proficiency to a combination of factors including overall structural problems in the Thai education system and cultural barriers. The low language proficiency levels can have a domino effect on education and career opportunities down the line. Not only can language barriers directly impact job opportunities, … [Read more...] about Is poor English proficiency holding Thailand back?
NEW YORK – As the U.S. dollar tumbles from multi-decade highs, some investors are betting emerging market currencies will be big winners from a sustained reversal in the greenback. The MSCI International Emerging Market Currency Index is up nearly 5 percent from its lows and notched its best monthly gain in about seven years in November, as expectations that the Federal Reserve will soon slow the pace of its interest rate hikes bolstered the case for investors betting on emerging market currencies. Signs of a broader turn in dollar sentiment are visible in the buck’s 8 percent decline against a basket of developed market currencies from its September highs. In futures markets in November, speculative traders swung to a net short position on the U.S. dollar for the first time in 16 months, calculations by Reuters based on U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed. “The planets are lining up for a dollar bear market,” said Paresh Upadhyaya, director of fixed income and … [Read more...] about Investors look to emerging markets as planets align for end of dollar bull market
The internet is abuzz with outrage and indignation as netizens and animal lovers express their outrage over a man in arrested in northern Thailand for adopting kittens, then killing them. Officers in Chiang Mai arrested the man, identified as Waitaya Kadpab, on animal cruelty charges for adopting and killing up to 12 kittens. Authorities told Thai media that several people came forward complaining a man had been abusing cats. Police say three separate people posted on social media that they needed homes for stray cats they’d found. In each case, Waitaya responded, saying that he’d adopt them. According to police, Waitaya then tortured and killed the cats. One woman said that she found a stray cat and posted that it needed a home. On February 26 she handed over the cat to Waitaya, who said that he would “take great care of it. But the woman later discovered through an online site that the man is a known animal abuser. She called Wataya and asked how the cat was, and whether … [Read more...] about Kitten killer arrested in Chiang Mai