Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Who will win the upcoming U.S Election? Khaosan Road Interview

ThaiLawForum took to the infamous streets of Khaosan in Bangkok to find out what people's opinions are with regards to the upcoming U.S election. Watch the video to find out who people think will take the cake this year.
Chaninat & Leeds lawyers in Thailand specialize in serious civil and criminal fraud cases in Thailand
The presidential election campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has piqued the interest of citizens worldwide with the foremost question on everyone's mind being "Who will win?"

Friday, May 27, 2016

Pedophiles in Indonesia Will Now Receive Chemical Castration

Indonesia's child sex offenders in Indonesia will now be chemically castrated in accordance to a new decree signed by president Joko Widodo.

The new punishment comes in response to a brutal gang rape and murder in April of a 14 year old girl in Sumatra.

Seven teenage boys were sentenced to 10 years in jail for the crime. Public outcry and calls for chemical castration have now been granted.

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This is an amendment to the country’s 2002 law on child protection.

Joko told a news conference:

“The inclusion of such an amendment will provide space for the judge to decide severe punishments as a deterrent effect on perpetrators.”

Read more on this story here.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Pregnant Chinese Women Giving Birth in US for Passports

Rates of Chinese mothers-to-be flocking to the US to give birth have almost doubled, writes CNN.

In 2012, about 10,000 Chinese women travelled to the US to give birth, a figure double the 4,200 in 2008.

This birth tourism industry has sprouted out of parents desire to obtain a US passport for their child, should the Chinese pollution and food safety scares become too great an issue. US rules state that anyone born on US soul is automatically granted citizenship.

US immigration lawyers in Thailand Chaninat and Leeds are experts at helping Thai citizens obtain US visas


Read the full story here.

Those planning on doing the same, should be aware that increasing numbers of US citizens with dual citizenship are choosing to relinquish their stateside links. This is primarily due to FATCA - the tax that means that American citizens, even those who have never lived in the country, are subject to US tax.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cambodia Searches for Facebook User Who Insulted PM’s Wife

Authorities in Cambodia have requested the help of Interpol, after a Facebook user doctored a photo of the First Lady with her legs apart.

As Asian Correspondent reports, Prime Minister Hun Sen posted a family holiday photo on Facebook, shortly before an edited copy started being shared on the social networking site.

The new version of the photo depicted the Prime Minister’s wife, Bun Rany, standing with her legs apart. This is considered highly inappropriate in Cambodian culture.

The photo was initially shared with the caption:

“What! Cambodia’s First Lady stands like that for photograph! Such a bad example for Cambodian women!”

Criminal defense lawyers in Thailand Chaninat and Leeds are experts in Thai law


PM Hun Sen posted on his Facebook wall in response:

“It is deceitful and cheap behaviour for opposition activists who think that nobody is watching their acts … All actions that ruin my honor and my family’s honor, as a prime minister of a country, those must be held responsible before the law.”

He has warned that he is working with Interpol to issue a Red Notice to the maker of the photo.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sustainability in Thailand and Green Buildings (Video)

Anyone with green interests will want to know about the new kind of sustainable buildings being built.

In this video, Green Building Consultant and Engineer Armelle Le Bihan explains why a new kind of environmentally friendly building should be the future.

Watch it here:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

VIDEO: NGO’s in Thailand

The latest video offering from ThaiLawForum is a must watch for anyone who has ever wondered what it might be like to run a successful NGO in Thailand.

US born Dwight Turner founded In Search of Sanuk, a charity that helps needy children and refugee families.

Word of what Dwight has been up to has spread, and he has even been featured in the Bangkok Post.

Learn more here:



NGO lawyers Chaninat and Leeds are experts in Thai NGO law.

Friday, November 13, 2015

FATCA 101 for US Expats – Important!

If you are a US citizen living overseas, then you will most likely have heard of FATCA… or so we thought. According to this new video from ThaiLawForum featuring Douglas Goldstein, not all Americans are aware of something that has the potential to cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars if they are not compliant.

Get yourself clued up here: