Law and judiciary

Crime and law enforcement

Banks urged to act fast on scam claims

Banks must stop illegal transactions upon request by their clients to prevent customer losses from online scams, said Minister of Digital Economy and Society (DES) Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn. The Royal Decree on Cyber Crime Prevention and Suppression that came into effect on March 17 empowers banks to ...

The Nation Reporter

Alarming increase in scam calls found in Thailand

Whoscall Thailand Annual Report 2022 reveals 165% increase in scam calls and over 13 million Thai mobile numbers leaked. Scam attempts jump to 17 million during year with 7 in 10 messages Thai received are either scam or spam, with up to 45% of Thai ...

The Nation Reporter

Crypto cybercrime set to surge next year

Cryptocurrency-fuelled ransomware attacks, metaverse-related attacks, exploitation of flaws in application programming interfaces (API), and critical infrastructure attacks are among the key threats expected in 2022, according to Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity company.“Cybercriminals are getting richer than ever as cryptocurrency fuels the ransomware economy,” ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Latest ASEAN cooperation to elevated Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in global scale.

Digital technology has positive impact on many aspects of our everyday lives, yet not without posing threats in elusive crime issues. Experts were agreed upon the transnational nature of crime and how preventative measures had to take into account to solve these cross-cutting and complex ...

The Nation Reporter

E-banking scams take new guise

The Royal Thai Police is intensifying its hunt for Thai and foreign criminals who run scam call centres that send fake SMS messages to trick victims into replying with their bank account details.The widespread adoption of online payment methods in Thailand was highlighted by the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

New traffic fines announced

A complete roster of fines issued by the Royal Thai Police for violations of the Land Traffic Act of 1979 was published in the Royal Gazette on Wednesday.The fines are in the amounts of 200, 400, 500 and 1,000 baht and cover all kinds of ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand Threatens Legal Action Over Online Monarchy Criticism

Thailand has threatened to take legal action over posts made to social media platforms critical of the monarchy as student-led protests calling for greater democracy and curbs to the power of King Maha Vajiralongkorn gather steam across the country.Digital Economy Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta ordered authorities ...

Emergency decree coming Thursday

The government will declare an emergency and introduce new measures to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Thursday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday.In his live televised announcement at Government House, Gen Prayut said new requirements to control the disease would be enforced ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai gov't, insurgent group agree to end violence

The Thai government’s peace negotiators and representatives of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) insurgent group have both agreed to end violence in the deep South with peaceful solutions, said Gen. Wallop Raksanoh, secretary-general of the Thai National Security Council, on Wednesday.The Thai negotiation team met ...


#MeToo not enough in ASEAN

Last week, Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of sexual assault – including rape. At least 80 women had accused him of sexual misconduct stretching back decades including Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Selma Hayek. Reports following the verdict say Weinstein suffered chest pains ...

Jillian Louis

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