Thai Resort Sues Expat Over Negative Review

September 29, 2020

A resort in Koh Chang has filed a criminal complaint against US citizen Wesley Barnes after the American submitted a bad review on TripAdvisor. The resort is suing the man under the defamation law, claiming Barnes has defamed the resort’s reputation. Defamation law in Western countries is normally a civil case, wherein the court can […]

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Amendment of Civil Laws to Mediate Before Litigation

September 25, 2020

A new amendment to the Thailand Civil Procedure Law was adorned on September 5th, 2020 that provides additional information on mediation between parties to a legal dispute. According to the amendment, the competent court may lodge a petition asking the court to appoint a mediator if there is a compromise between the parties and the […]

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Support Grows for Decriminalizing Prostitution in Thailand

September 24, 2020

The Empower Foundation aims to collect 10,000 signatures to show parliament in a bid to decriminalize the current prostitution law in Thailand. As of 23rd September 2020, the petition has reached over 1,000 signatures. Surang Janyam, director of the Service Workers in Group (SWING) said that the current criminalization of prostitution in Thailand violates sex […]

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United States Warns Future China and Hong Kong Travelers

September 23, 2020

The U.S. government has warned those traveling to China and Hong Kong that they may be subject to arbitrary enforcement of local laws. Those detained overseas may be unable to reach U.S. consular services and be under the discretion of the local government. The warnings may have been sent due to a group of Australian […]

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