Thai university removes student leader for defying royalist tradition

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Thailand’s prestigious Chulalongkorn University has removed the head of its student council, a vocal critic of military rule, after he was accused of disrupting a royalist initiation ceremony.

 
FILE PHOTO: Anti-junta activist Netiwit Chotipatpaisal speaks during an interview with Reuters at an office in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

BANGKOK: Thailand’s prestigious Chulalongkorn University has removed the head of its student council, a vocal critic of military rule, after he was accused of disrupting a royalist initiation ceremony.

But Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, 20, and the student council said they refused to accept the university order against him and four other members, and would appeal against the decision.

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India most corrupt Asian country, Vietnam second: Forbes

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The article goes on to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘fight against corruption.

ANI  |  New Delhi  Last Updated at September 1, 2017 15:11 IST

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If the statistics furnished by the Transparency International (TI), an anti-corruption global civil society organisation, are anything to go by, India has a long way ahead to fulfil one of the many objectives as told by the current Indian government – defeating the malice of corruption.

A recent survey by the Transparency International states that India is the most corrupt country in Asia.

Depicting how pervasive the problem is across Asia, a list released by – Asia’s Five Most Corrupt Countries – says that India beats Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan and Myanmar, when it comes to bribery rate.

The article, which rates India the highest in the list with 69 per cent bribery rate, describes India as:…

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Vietnamese man fined for posting fake news to Facebook

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He claimed three crocodiles had been found along a canal in the Mekong Delta

By Tuoi Tre News

September 01,2017, 11:14 GMT+7

​Vietnamese man fined for posting fake news to Facebook
A screenshot of the status update of Pham Van Toan’s Facebook account, which has been deleted
A man in Ca Mau Province, located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, was levied a VND10 million (US$438.4) fine after authorities were notified of fake news being posted from his Facebook account.

The fine was imposed by officials from the provincial Department of Information and Communications on Pham Van Toan, a resident of Thoi Binh Commune, Thoi Binh District.

Toan posted a status on his personal Facebook page under the pseudonym Thanh Toan on August 21 reporting that local residents had sighted three crocodiles along the Zero Thoi Binh Canal at around 11:00 am.

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Experts divided on recognizing bitcoins, VN central bank says no

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VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of thousands of retail points in Japan are accepting payments in bitcoin for both online and on-the-spot transactions. vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, bitcoin, SBV, Ministry of Justice

The Vietnamese government has approved a plan for a legal framework to manage and deal with electronic money, virtual assets and currencies. This has raised hopes that bitcoin and other virtual currencies would be accepted for legal payment in Vietnam.

Vo Minh Hoang, a gamer in HCMC, said bitcoin is being used by gamers all over the world. There are games that allow people to play and receive bitcoins, while other games allow users to buy game products with bitcoins.

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Six degrees of separation, FROM Wild swans TO Family skeleton

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Jung Chang Wild swansAs you are sure to know by now, I am becoming rather addicted to the Six Degrees of Separation meme currently run by Kate (booksaremyfavouriteandbest). Please click on the link if you want to find out more about this meme, because I’m moving on with my selections! Our starting book this month is Jung Chang’s three generation biography-autobiography, Wild swans. This book is on my TBR. I missed it when my reading group did it, because I was living in the USA at the time, and I always meant to rectify that …

Junichiro Tanizaki, The Makioka sistersNow, I could link to a book my reading group did while I was away that I did read, but instead I’m going to choose a book that I read instead of books they were reading (even though, unfortunately, it was way before blogging so I have no review to link to). I’m choosing…

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G4S BOURNEMOUTH + “Undercover footage allegedly shows staff “mocking, abusing and even assaulting detainees” at a facility in Gatwick”

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1] THIS IS THE VERY SAME IMMIGRATION HOLDING FACILITY WHERE G4S EMPLOYEES LIED TO ME IN 2014 TELLING ME CHIWAR MUSA WAS BEING HELD THERE AWAITING HIS DEPORTATION FLIGHT BACK TO NIGERIA AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM HMP AFTER THE TOTALLY QUESTIONABLE 7 YEAR SENTENCE INFLICTED UPON HIM WAS SERVED. AFTER A HUNDRED MILE JOURNEY TO THIS CENTRE TO VISIT CHIWAR I EVENTUALLY FOUND OUT HE WASN’T THERE, AND MY OFFICIAL RECORDED DELIVERY LETTER CONTAINING THE COMPLAINT ABOUT WASTING £80+ IN TRAIN + CAB FARES TO + FROM THE CENTRE WERE LOST “IN THE POST” – MY COMPLAINT HAD THE AUDIO OF THE PHONE CALLS WITH THE CENTRE STAFF CONFIRMING CHIWAR MUSA WAS THERE, WHEN HE WASN’T. AFTER MORE COMPLAINTS TO ROYAL MAIL REGARDING THE MISSING RECORDED DELIVERY LETTERS THEY EVENTUALLY SENT A BOOK OF 1ST CLASS STAMPS AS COMPENSATION. OF COURSE, WE KNOW WHO WAS BEHIND THIS NONSENSE THROUGHOUT.

2]  I REPORTED AN OBESE G4S BOUNCER – WHO WAS EMPLOYED AT…

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