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Thai Students Aim For Ambitious Political Change

A student-led campaign has shaken Thailand’s ruling establishment with the most significant push for political change in years

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The United Nations, 75 Years Young: Engaging Youth Social Entrepreneurs To Accelerate The Sdgs

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 26 2020 (IPS) This year, the...

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Protests Persist In Thailand Ahead Of Special Parliamentary Session 

Thousands of protesters gathered in Bangkok’s central shopping district Sunday after the prime minister ignored a "deadline” from the movement to resign. Last week, largely student-led protests demanded that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-Cha,...
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The Frogmen Training For D-day

Warfare History Network History, Europe After D-day, the frogmen continued their mission, sinking floating docks and ships off Norway, Thailand, and Singapore. British frogmen were the first ground  fighters to engage the enemy on D-Day—and...
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Thai Protesters March In Show Of Strength Against Government

Student-led protesters in Thailand have defiantly marched to the streets outside the prime minister’s office, repeating their demand that he step down even as he urged them to let Parliament deal with their calls for democratic reforms
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Thailand Admits Foreign Tourists For First Time In 7 Months

Thailand’s tourist industry has taken a modest step toward reviving its coronavirus-battered fortunes by welcoming 39 visitors who flew in from Shanghai, the first such arrivals since regular travelers were banned from entry almost seven months ago
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Thai Parliament Recalled Amid Ongoing Protests

Thailand will recall its Parliament from recess to discuss ongoing pro-democracy protests in the country, the cabinet announced Tuesday.Lawmakers are expected to meet for a non-voting session October 26 to October 27, a move that embattled Prime...
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Enhanced Social Protection An Opportunity Asia Pacific Must Grasp

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Chihoko Asada MiyakawaBANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 20 2020 (IPS) In the fight against COVID-19, success has so far been defined by responses in Asia and the Pacific. Many countries in our region have been hailed as...

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A Long, Uneven And Uncertain Ascent

Thailand’s COVID-19 response cited as an example of resilience and solidarity. Credit: UNDPBy Gita GopinathWASHINGTON DC, Oct 20 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread with over 1 million lives tragically lost so far. Living with the...

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Thailand And Hong Kong Are Brewing A Strong #milkteaalliance

The images share striking similarities. Thousands raising their hands in the air to demand political change. Young demonstrators wearing goggles and hardhats. Umbrellas being passed through the crowds to the front line. Crowds parting like the Red...
Related topics: Hong Kong

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Thai's Embattled Pm Recalls Parliament Amid Protests

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bangkok Monday for the fifth straight day, defying a ban on gatherings of more than four people and demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-Cha.Prayuth seized power in a military...
Related topics: Protests, Bangkok, Military

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Thailand's Democracy Protests Reflect Rising Dissatisfaction Over The Monarchy

Thai King accused of spending more time in Germany than ThailandA petition calling for Germany to declare Thai King Vajiralongkorn a persona non grata has been blocked from access in Thailand. Image from the Stand News. Despite the announcement of...
Related topics: Protests, Germany, Petitions

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‘biocups’, Electric Motorcycle Taxis And Recycling 500 Billion Bottles For A Sustainable...

The private sector in Thailand has a key role to play in helping the south-east Asian country to reach poverty reduction and sustainable development goals agreed by the international community. In this blog, Gita Sabharwal, the UN Resident...

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Undaunted By The October 16 Crackdown, Protestors Once Again Take To Bangkok’s Streets

The Thai government has declared a state of emergency largely to quell the protestsThousands gathered in Bangkok in an anti-dictatorship protest despite the prohibition on mass gathering. Photo from Prachatai The original version of this article was...
Related topics: Bangkok, Protests, World Photos

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Protesters In Thailand Carry On Despite Police Warning

Bangkok saw a 5th straight day of protests demanding sweeping political change.
Related topics: Protests, Police, Bangkok

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Thai Protesters Carry On Demonstrations Despite Warnings

Pro-democracy activists in Thailand have launched their fifth straight days of protests, scheduling demonstrations not just in the capital but also at several other locations around the country
Related topics: Protests, Activism

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Thailand Protests Grow Fiercer Against Military Ruler & World's Richest Billionaire Monarch

Thailand Protests Grow Fiercer Against Military Ruler & World's Richest Billionaire Monarch Tyler Durden Sat, 10/17/2020 - 14:05 Mass protests in Thailand demanding the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former...
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Thousands In Thailand Continue Protests In Defiance Of Crackdown

Thousands of protesters were in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand, again Saturday in defiance of a government crackdown as they continue to push for the ouster of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.     Unlike Friday’s protests, when police used...
Related topics: Protests, Bangkok, Police

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Bangkok Metro System Shut Down, Opposition Calls For Protests Amid State Of Emergency

BANGKOK (Sputnik) - The underground metro system in the Thai capital of Bangkok has been completely shut down amid ongoing protests and the related state of emergency, operating firm MRT said on Saturday.
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Another Protest Day In Bangkok Ends After Clashes Between Demonstrators, Police - Photos, Video

BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Leaders of the protest movement in Thailand announced an end of a rally on Friday soon after the police, equipped with riot gear, used chemical-laced water cannons against the demonstrators, according to a live broadcast on...
Related topics: Protests, Bangkok, Police, World Photos, World Videos, Facebook, Social Media

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