Myanmar Passes First-ever Patent Law

September 12, 2019

Myanmar recently passed its first-ever patent law to protect novel, innovative, and industrially applicable inventions in the country. Under the new law, though, only patents that meet the criteria above can be protected. Discoveries, scientific theories, business methods, mental acts, computer programs, biological processes, diagnostic techniques, and other similar things cannot be patented in Myanmar. The […]

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Norwegian High Court Bans Childlike Sex Dolls

September 12, 2019

Norway’s Supreme Court ruled recently that childlike sex dolls are a violation of the country’s laws. The five-judge panel ruled unanimously that a 100cm sex doll resembling a child amounted to the sexualizing children. A Norwegian man had ordered the doll from Hong Kong but it was seized at customs upon its arrival in the […]

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70% of Thailand’s Inmates Jailed for Drug Offenses

September 12, 2019

Of Thailand’s nearly 400,000 prisoners nationwide, 70% are being jailed for drug offenses, according to Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ). More specifically, 70% of imprisoned men are there on drug charges, compared to 87% of women. Thailand currently has the sixth-largest prison population in the world, despite having […]

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Thailand Falls Seven Places in Best Places to Live for Expats, Ranks 25th

September 11, 2019

A new survey found that Thailand has fallen seven spots when it comes to best places for expats to live, coming in at 25th overall. The Expat Insider 2019 study, carried out by InterNations, surveyed over 20,000 expats from 182 countries on the best places for foreigners to live. They told them to rank countries […]

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