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Institute of Justice partnering with prosecutors to counter trafficking

The Thailand Institute of Justice has joined the fight against human trafficking and announced last week that it will work closely with the Office of the Attorney General to find solutions and take more vigorous actions on cases of human trafficking.
The Thailand Institute of Justice has joined the fight against human trafficking and announced last week that it will work closely with the Office of the Attorney General to find solutions and take more vigorous actions on cases of human trafficking. 
 
Adisak Panupong, Director of the Institute, said at a seminar on anti-human trafficking capacity building for public prosecutors on November 18 that if a full range of actions were taken, the problem of human trafficking could be resolved within three years.

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Massachusetts IT giant wants Thailand as training hub

EMC Corporation of Massachusetts, described as the world’s largest information management firm, is promoting Thailand as its center for training data-science professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, with plans to recruit 25 academic partners and turn out 500 professionals in the next two years.
EMC Corporation of Massachusetts, described as the world’s largest information management firm, is promoting Thailand as its center for training data-science professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, with plans to recruit 25 academic partners and turn out 500 professionals in the next two years.  
 
This would be the first time EMC has introduced its curriculum and training course in Thailand to train university students to meet the rising demand for skills in big data.

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Oregon University partners with Mahidol University on health

Trading on strengths across the Pacific, Oregon Health and Science University signed agreements with Mahidol University and Bangkok Dusit Medical Services last week to partner on research, trials and scientific collaboration and exchange aimed at raising the quality of health care available in the Kingdom.
Trading on strengths across the Pacific, Oregon Health and Science University signed agreements with Mahidol University and Bangkok Dusit Medical Services last week to partner on research, trials and scientific collaboration and exchange aimed at raising the quality of health care available in the Kingdom. 
 
“It's an international exchange to improve the health of populations and help us learn, too,” said Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Provost Dr. Jeanette Mladenovic.
 
Mladenovic and OHSU President Dr.

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Mekong anti-drug force launched; Pirate Bay founder arrested

Thailand struck several blows against transnational crime last week, joining a four-nation anti-drug trafficking initiative in the Mekong River region and arresting one of the co-founders of Pirate Bay, a website involved in intellectual property theft on a global scale.
Thailand struck several blows against transnational crime last week, joining a four-nation anti-drug trafficking initiative in the Mekong River region and arresting one of the co-founders of Pirate Bay, a website involved in intellectual property theft on a global scale.
 
Tougher action against drug smuggling is already a priority for Thailand’s governments.  Last week, Thailand joined with Laos, Myanmar and China in an initiative to increase anti-narcotics enforcement in the Mekong River region, which runs through all four countries.

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Thailand aspires to vaccine hub, HIV response praised

The head of Thailand’s National Vaccine Institute has ambitions for the Kingdom to become the vaccine production leader in Southeast Asia and wants the government to provide more support for achieving that goal.
The head of Thailand’s National Vaccine Institute has ambitions for the Kingdom to become the vaccine production leader in Southeast Asia and wants the government to provide more support for achieving that goal. 
 
Medical research and public health systems are prominent among Thailand’s national strengths.

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U.S. embassy praises Thailand’s Ebola preparedness

The deputy chief of the United States Embassy in Bangkok praised the measures Thailand has taken to prevent and control any possible spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the Kingdom. The U.S. official made the comments during a meeting with Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Public Health to discuss bilateral cooperation on public health.
The deputy chief of the United States Embassy in Bangkok praised the measures Thailand has taken to prevent and control any possible spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the Kingdom.  The U.S. official made the comments during a meeting with Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Public Health to discuss bilateral cooperation on public health. 
 
During the meeting with Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy W. Patrick Murphy, Deputy Minister Dr.

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Cobra Gold military exercise to proceed

The United States government has given the green light to its armed forces to stage the 2015 Cobra Gold joint military exercises with host Thailand, the largest multilateral military exercises conducted by the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific region.
The United States government has given the green light to its armed forces to stage the 2015 Cobra Gold joint military exercises with host Thailand, the largest multilateral military exercises conducted by the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific region. 
 
“We are proceeding with a refocused and scaled-down Cobra Gold 2015 exercise,” a spokesperson at the U.S.

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UNHCR praises Thai anti-trafficking efforts

The Thailand representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised the Kingdom’s migrant worker registration program as a significant attempt to prevent human trafficking. Meanwhile, Thai police uncovered over 100 South Asian trafficking victims in southern Thailand and rescued a group of underage girls from Laos from a northern brothel last week.
The Thailand representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised the Kingdom’s migrant worker registration program as a significant attempt to prevent human trafficking.

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WHO asks to test Thai-developed antibody to Ebola virus

The World Health Organization is asking doctors at Mahidol University for permission to test an antibody to the deadly Ebola virus that the doctors announced they had developed last week. Meanwhile, the government said it would make free antiretroviral therapy available to anyone living with HIV without regard to the level of their infection.
The World Health Organization is asking doctors at Mahidol University for permission to test an antibody to the deadly Ebola virus that the doctors announced they had developed last week.

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Thailand affirms commitment to eliminate forced labor

Thailand joined consensus to support a protocol against forced labor put forward by the International Labor Organization (ILO), as authorities arrested another Myanmar national for trafficking in persons. Meanwhile, the country’s largest agro-industrial firm disputed allegations in a British newspaper story that that its shrimp products are the result of forced labor.
Thailand joined consensus to support a protocol against forced labor put forward by the International Labor Organization (ILO), as authorities arrested another Myanmar national for trafficking in persons.

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