World news

Vietnam jails citizen journalists for ‘abusing democratic rights’

By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia Hanoi – A Vietnamese court has jailed five citizen journalists for “abusing democratic rights”, drawing sharp US criticism of the communist government’s crackdown on freedom of speech. Vietnam’s hardline administration often moves swiftly to stifle dissent, jailing activists, journalists and any critic with large audiences on Facebook, which

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Local news

Ex-election commissioner joins Thai Liberal Party

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER ELECTION commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn has joined Thai Liberal Party under leadership of former police chief Seripisut Temiyavej. Somchai confirmed today (Oct. 30) he has already registered himself with the 10-MP opposition party but said he is yet undecided whether he will contest the next election under the tickets of Seripisut’s

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Coronavirus

Doctor warns of superspreader risk from turning Bangkok into a blue zone

  A DOCTOR at Siriraj Hospital,Mahidol University, warned in a Facebook post today (Oct. 30) that the big jump in turning Bangkok from deep red maximum and strict control zone to the blue tourism pilot scheme category thus allowing alcohol to be served in hotels and restaurants will certainly trigger superspreading events, Siam Rath newspaper

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