Since taking power in a 2014 coup, Thailand’s military junta has sought to increase regulation the foreign workforce which forms the backbone of Thai economy.
Amy Sawitta Lefevre
The country has become an international destination for paid surrogacy, a business supported by Hong kong and Thailand by providing healthcare support.
Prawet was charged with ten counts of royal insult and three counts of breaking Section 116 of Thailand’s criminal code, the equivalent of sedition.
The removal of the plaque and the start of a fourth year under military rule marked a bleak chapter in Thailand’s history.
The UNESCO World Heritage site located near Bangkok, was once among the world’s wealthiest cities and a major trading port from the 14th to 18th centuries.
The UNHCR has said that it won’t shut the camps down or push people out, and the people will return ‘of their own volition’.
The number of inmates jailed for drug convictions has almost doubled over the past decade, Thai Department of Corrections figures showed, a result of unsparing sentencing that puts even petty users behind bars.