A foreign owned website that provides information on selling sex in Phuket and Pattaya has had its website closed down by the Thai authorities. The website, which was registered to a company in the United Kingdom, was shut down after complaints were made to the authorities.
This is a significant victory for the Thai government, which has been fighting to crackdown on the sale of sex since the election of the military junta in 2014. The website was one of the most popular sources of information on the sale of sex in Thailand, and its closure will hopefully help to reduce the demand for sex trafficking in Thailand.
Poll respondents disagree with Pheu Thai’s “government of reconciliation”
Most respondents to a Nida Poll disagree with the Pheu Thai party partnering with the two junta-linked parties, Palang Pracharath and United Thai Nation, to form a “government of reconciliation”, and most would prefer Paetongtarn Shinawatra as Thailand’s next prime minister.
Source - Thai PBS World
Observers question Thaksin's return
Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's latest announcement on his return to Thailand is seen as a reflection of his confidence in Pheu Thai's formation of a new government, but some political observers remain sceptical about his trip.
Source - The Bangkok Post
Biggest Sex for Sale website shut down by police unit in early morning raid targeting foreigners
A recent operation led by a specialized task force, mandated by Prime Minister Prayut Chan Ocha, aimed at countering online criminal activity involving foreigners in Thailand. Targeted activities tarnishing the country's image and causing public inconvenience.
Source - The Thai Examiner
Tourist data shows numbers on track to reach annual target, ministry says
The number of foreign tourists visiting Thailand during the second week of August totalled 577,136, the Tourism Ministry announced, saying the number aligned with the target set for this year. About 82,500 foreign tourists stepped foot on Thai soil from August 7 to 13, with the highest number arriving from China. Malaysians, South Koreans, Indians and Japanese followed, in that order, officials said.
Source - The Nation Thailand
No weed violations on Bangla, say police
PHUKET: Patong police confirmed there were no violations committed following a random inspection to detect any infringements of marijuana laws on Bangla Road last night.
Source - The Phuket news
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