The following is a press release from Thailand Bail Legal Services. Their statements and opinions are entirely their own. From the Death Sentence to the Dismissal of All Charges: Thai Supreme Court Rules on the Cook and Gerard Narcotics Case The case has been completely dismissed by the Supreme Court after 19 months of consideration since the death penalty verdict from the Court of Appeals. The defendants, Australian Luke Joshua Cook and American Tyler Gerard (AKA Tyler Joseph Fulton Sheen Gerard), after almost 4 years and 6 years behind bars respectively, are out of prison, out of Thailand, and back home. We believe this is a major win for our firm, for our clients, and for Thailand’s legal system. We have included some facts about the case below: Mr. Luke Joshua Cook and Mr. Tyler Gerard were both originally arrested for this case in December 2017. It has been almost 4 years since then. On 09 November 2018, the Court of First Instance (Rayong Provincial Court) read the ... » Learn More about From the Death Sentence to the Dismissal of All Charges: Thai Supreme Court Rules on the Cook and Gerard Narcotics Case
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MANILA, Philippines — We are updating this page as more reports and statements come in. February 22, 2018 explaining the decision to ban Pia Ranada from the Malacañang complex : This is the first known instance, after the Marcos regime, where the sitting president banned a news group and a journalist from setting foot in the Malacañang compound because of critical reporting. Rappler reporter Pia Ranada has been banned from entering the entire Malacañang complex , not just Malacañang Palace. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque's statement : Peke na nga ang balita ng Rappler, peke pa rin ang pagiging Pilipino nila. Ayusin muna nila ang dalawang bagay na ito bago sila sumigaw ng kalayaan sa pamamahayag. No, Mr Roque. This is about press freedom. It is not the government's role to say who can cover what, and when, and where. There is a clear line between a nation's officials, and the press whose job it is to hold them accountable by ... » Learn More about Everything you need to know about Rappler’s Malacañang coverage ban
AT A GLANCE: MANILA, Philippines – Anyone's experience of Malacañang begins with a pair of towering metal gates guarded by rifle-wielding, tight-lipped soldiers. If one is lucky enough to secure passage, the gates open to reveal a dazzlingly green lawn stretched out beside a driveway that curves around an immense balete tree, ultimate guardian of the Palace’s main entrance. Access to Malacañang, residence and office of the Philippine president, has always been granted to a select few, given the need to protect the head of state and the dignity of the presidency. Among those select few given access to the Palace are reporters accredited by government to cover the president. Such access is given in recognition of the fact that, as the highest elected official, the president, and everything he or she says and does, are matters of public interest. For much of the country’s history after the Marcos regime, this has been respected. ... » Learn More about From Cory to Rody: Presidents and their beef with Palace reporters
BEIJING (China Daily/Asia News Network): China's formal application on Thursday (Sept 16) to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, or the CPTPP, is the latest proof of the country's higher-level opening-up and shows its resolve to make greater contributions to the world economy, experts and government officials said on Friday. On Thursday, China's Commerce Minister Wang Wentao submitted the application via a letter to Damien O'Connor, minister for trade and export growth of New Zealand, which is the depositary for the CPTPP. The two ministers also held a teleconference and communicated on the relevant follow-up work. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a news conference on Friday that the application showed China's firm determination to expand opening-up and promote regional economic cooperation. Zhao said: "China will conduct necessary talks with the CPTPP members in accordance with the relevant CPTPP procedures. ... » Learn More about China’s CPTPP move seen as good for world
World leaders are once again coming together for the most important diplomatic stage before the United Nations. The 76th UN General Assembly (UNGA) – the main policy-making body of the organization – is happening in 2021 against the backdrop of the surging coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather conditions, and deteriorating humanitarian and security crises all over the planet. Heads of state and diplomats are expected to discuss these pressing issues during the UNGA’s General Debate, set to kick off this Tuesday, September 21, until next Monday, September 27. Due to the threat of COVID-19, about a third of the 193 UN states are sending pre-recorded messages during the debates instead. But a majority of presidents, prime ministers, and foreign ministers are still expected to fly to the UN’s headquarters in New York. But why should Filipinos care about these high-level meetings and events in the United Nations? Duterte joins General Debate for the ... » Learn More about From Duterte to BTS: Why Filipinos should tune in to 76th UN General Assembly
MANILA, Philippines – Presidential daughter Sara Duterte devoted the last week of February and first week of March to parading her 13 senatorial candidates around the nation’s capital of Metro Manila and the nearby provinces of Rizal and Cavite. It was part of Hugpong ng Pagbabago’s (HNP) planned conquest of Luzon, the first destination of their 110-event campaign caravan. But what set the Greater Metro Manila rallies apart was how Inday Sara proved willing to endorse local candidates different from those of her father’s. In 5 cities, she showed her support for local candidates from the national parties which her party, HNP, had forged alliances with . These candidates were the rivals of Duterte’s own candidates, who were running under the banner of his party, PDP-Laban. San Juan City In San Juan City, Sara raised the hands of Janella Ejercito , granddaughter of Manila Mayor and former president Joseph Estrada. Ejercito is ... » Learn More about When Sara’s politics departs from her father’s: Boon or bane?