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Nestle to fight 'slave labour' in Thailand

Nov 25, 2015

Nestle to fight 'slave labour' in Thailand
WRITER: AFP

ZURICH - Swiss food giant Nestle vowed Tuesday to stamp out any forced labour used in its supply chain in Thailand, after a probe confirmed workers were toiling in "slave-like" conditions to catch and process fish for Nestle products.

"Nestle is committed to eliminating forced labour in our seafood supply chain in Thailand," executive vice president of operations Magdi Batato said in a statement.

Scholars demand freedom from NCPO harassment

Nov 24, 2015

Scholars demand freedom from NCPO harassment
WRITER: POST REPORTERS

A coalition of university lecturers yesterday called on the government to end its "suppression of academic freedom and independence" or face an intensified campaign.

Led by Anusorn Unno, dean of the faculty of sociology and anthropology at Thammasat Univerity, the network of lecturers made its demand in a petition submitted to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, also chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

Trade pacts: Torn between two giants TPP versus RCEP as powers court

Nov 23, 2015

Trade pacts: Torn between two giants TPP versus RCEP as powers court
WRITER: PHUSADEE ARUNMAS

Since the conclusion of the much-touted Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed by 12 Pacific Rim countries last month, Thailand has been abuzz with debates about its impact and whether the country should join the trade pact.

Academics demand junta cease its intimidation

Nov 23, 2015

Academics demand junta cease its intimidation
WRITER: ONLINE REPORTERS

A network of university lecturers on Monday called for an end to the government's intimidation of academics and students staging activities to express their sincere political opinions.

The demand was made in a statement to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, as chairman of the junta's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

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