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Thailand: King of all democracies [sic]

Posted by terres on December 25, 2008

For as long as there is monarchy in Thailand [and a greedy one for that,] the system cannot be called a democracy; nor will there be any harmony among Thai people.

Leader of Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva kowtows to the photo of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s after receiving his command appointing him new Thailand’s Prime Minister at a ceremony at party’s headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008. Abhisit, the 44-year-old, Oxford-educated was voted by Parliament on Monday, promised Wednesday to put together a competent Cabinet to revive the country’s economy battered by months of violent anti-government protests. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

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Thai police, pushed by Britain, arrest sex tourists

Posted by terres on December 11, 2008

Child Sex Tourists Arrested in Thailand

Two Britons, an American and a German were arrested by Thai police on suspicion of child sex abuse in the beach town of Pattaya today.

The suspects, aged between 45 and 66, were caught with hundreds of photos and videos of abused young boys in a joint operation between Thai police and Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center (CEOP). Reuters reported.

The suspects face up to 20 years in prison, if found guilty.

Thailand is long regarded as a paradise for child sex abusers, and tens of thousands of sex tourists from EU countries, New Zealand, United States and other wealthy nations visit the country each year.

“We are appealing to the victims of these pedophiles to come out so we can press more charges against them,” chief investigator Police Colonel Suvichpol Imjairat told reporters.

The arrests sent a message to European pedophiles they cannot “evade capture by traveling to countries where law enforcement is thought to be weaker.”

“Britons who travel abroad to abuse children in the belief they can evade justice are a UK problem and we have a duty to protect every child, everywhere,” CEOP chief executive Jim Gamble said.

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Image of the Day: Premature Relief

Posted by terres on September 11, 2008

Time to Abolish Thai Monarchy!

Anti-government demonstrators celebrate a court ruling ordering Thailand’s Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej to stand down, at the Government House in Bangkok September 9, 2008. Protesters occupying Thailand’s Government House to force the resignation of Samak vowed on Tuesday to continue their sit-in despite the court verdict against Samak.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif.

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