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Court drops murder charges against officials over vanished activist

  By AFP and published by CNA A THAI court today (Sep. 28) dropped murder charges against four national park officials over the disappearance of an environmental activist almost a decade ago, but jailed one on a lesser offence. It was the latest twist in a long-running legal saga after ethnic Karen leader Porlajee Rakchongcharoen,

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FEATURE: The fourth generation of Soi Rajakrue figures has quietly come of age

  By Out-Crowd IT HAS BEEN A QUARTER of a century since senior members of the Soi Rajakrue elite clique completely stopped playing the roles of a powerhouse over Thailand’s complicated, cloak-and-dagger politics due to the passing of former prime minister Chatichai Choonhavan in 1998. Now the fourth generation of Soi Rajakrue figures has virtually

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In major blow to TikTok, Indonesia bans e-commerce transactions on social media

  By Reuters and published by CNA Jakarta – Indonesia has banned e-commerce transactions on social media platforms, the trade minister said on Wednesday (Sep. 27), in a blow to short video app TikTok, which is doubling down on Southeast Asia’s biggest economy to boost its e-commerce business. The government said the move, which takes

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