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Security tightened ahead Thai coup anniversary

Some 1,950 metropolitan police began deploying across the Thai capital Tuesday, days ahead of the fourth anniversary of the September 19 coup ousting prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra,

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Some 1,950 metropolitan police began deploying across the Thai capital Tuesday, days ahead of the fourth anniversary of the September 19 coup ousting prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and a thousand more will be put on alert this Sunday.

Chairing a video conference with senior police officers nationwide, police chief Pol Gen Wichean Potephosree ordered his agency’s top cops across the country to tighten security and to closely monitor the political movements of the Red Shirt activists to mark the bloodless coup, police spokesman Pol Maj-Gen Prawut Thavornsiri said, adding that provincial police have been instructed to handle any crowd in accordance with the law.

Participants in the demonstrations are prohibited from causing any loss, blocking roads, obstructing the entrances of private homes and threatening and harming other people. Any violations, particularly by persons living in areas under the emergency decree, will be punishable by a maximum of two years in prison and a maximum fine of Bt40,000.

via 2,000 police tighten security ahead of Sept 19 coup anniversary Red Shirt rally.

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Human trafficking cases in Thailand hit decade low due to COVID-19

Thailand has pointed to improved efforts to stop trafficking in recent years, under scrutiny from the United States and following criticism of its failure to tackle abuses in its lucrative seafood and textile sectors, as well as the sex trade.

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BANGKOK, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Police in Thailand last year launched the lowest number of human trafficking investigations in a decade as coronavirus restrictions on businesses and borders hindered criminal networks, according to a soon-to-be released government report.

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Thai cabinet allows illegal migrant workers to sign up for 2-year work permit

Migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, who are in Thailand illegally, will be able to obtain a 2-year work permit under a special arrangement offered to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – Cabinet has approved a special arrangement for illegal migrant workers from neighboring countries, allowing them to register for 2-year legal work status in Thailand, following the case of a new COVID-19 outbreak among the migrant workers’ community.

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Thailand blocks online gambling websites

In the past week, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society has asked all internet service providers and mobile carriers to block access to online gambling websites.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – Online gambling websites, which are easy to access by children and youth, have become a topic of concern for the Prime Minister, who has ordered strict suppression of these illegal websites.

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