Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mahouts Oppose New Legislation

Elephant owners in Thailand are protesting against plans to treat domesticated animals the same as those born in the wild  reports English CNTV.

Thailand’s wildlife authorities now want to change the law, so they can supervise all elephants, both wild and domesticated. 

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Thais Protest Against Amnesty Bill

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Bangkok to protest against Thailand's controversial amnesty bill
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Chaninat and Leeds specialize in Thai and international law

The amnesty applies to offences committed during the tumult after Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted in a coup, and could allow the return of the former PM who is in presently living in Dubai as part of a self imposed exile.
This video shows footage of the protest on Monday 4 November 2013 outside Silom MRT and Urupong:

The protests are set continue for the rest of this week. For more information on them, check here 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Starbucks Sues Thai Street Vendor

Coffee heavyweight, Starbucks have taken a Bangkok street vendor to Court claiming his logo is a breach of their own.

Starbucks are arguing that they obtained an injunction under Thailand copyright law against the vendor in September preventing him from continuing 
to use the logo.

The hearing was due to begin on Monday, but the brothers failed to show. They have now been ordered by the Court to attend on 18 November.

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