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Concerns about Telenor-related deals are entirely justified, remember the Norwegian majority state-owned company's disgraceful, hasty exit from Myanmar asia.nikkei.com/Business/Tel…
#Thailand Lawyer files petition with Norwegian embassy to try to warn on perils of ongoing merger between TRUE & DTAC thaienquirer.com/45036/lawye… via @ThaiEnquirer
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#Thailand Families of massacre victims eligible for up to THB110,000 each in compensation [What? Your kid get killed by an ex-cop, and you get only around 3000$ compensation? That will basically cover only the expense for a funeral!😡] nationthailand.com/thailand/…
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Policy docs show China plans to end support for Tibet after Dalai Lama’s death and install a puppet leader in his place buff.ly/3rSoWgt
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Lest we forget! Oct 6, 1976 massacre remains the most brutal episode of modern Thai history. At least 45, mostly students, were killed around Thammasat Univ. They were accused of being communists and some of the dead bodies were mutilated afterwards. #Thailand #6ตุลา #6ตุลา2519
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Quote: The estimated total number of guns held, legally and illegally, by civilians in #Thailand was 10.3 million in 2017, or one for about every seven citizens!
Factbox: #Thailand's gun culture and past shootings reuters.com/world/asia-pacif…
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Disband @UN, the world's most #corrupt organisation and the greatest waste of money ever created.
The #UN Human Rights Council on Thursday voted against debating alleged widespread abuses in #China's Xinjiang region after intense lobbying by Beijing, in a heavy setback for Western nations bangkokpost.com/world/240874…
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Thailand has the highest rate of gun ownership in ASEAN. Mass shootings have been rare, which makes today all the more shocking, but homicides aren't. The government needs to seriously act on gun control.
ย้อนดูสถิติในแง่มุมต่างๆ ของไทย ไม่ว่าจะเป็นการครอบครองปืน การใช้อาวุธปืนก่อคดี และจำนวนผู้เสียชีวิตจากอาวุธปืน เพื่อสะท้อนให้เห็นถึงสถานการณ์การครอบครองปืนของไทยในปัจจุบัน พร้อมๆ ไปกับเปรียบเทียบสถิติจากทั่วโลก อ่านต่อ bit.ly/3SFnQAr
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Former senator Jon Ungphakorn wrote on FB hrs after mass shooting in Nong Bua Lamphu which killed 36, including 24 children, #Thailand needs a strict gun control laws like in Japan or England but could only be achieved under a genuine civilian administration. #กราดยิงหนองบัวลำภู
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