Thursday, October 29, 2015

VIDEO: Why Are Americans Renouncing their Citizenship?

This week team Chaninat and Leeds met with financial expert Lon Fairbrook of Fairbrook Alliance, to discuss the pros and cons of renouncing US citizenship - something that is being done in increasing numbers.

According to Lon, the reasons are primarily tax driven. It's something we advise going into with only with great caution and thorough research.

Chaninat and Leeds: American lawyers in Bangkok Chaninat and Leeds have a team of highly qualified lawyers fluent in both English and Thai

Watch our interview here.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Mugabe Awarded Human Rights Prize from China

In a moment that makes you realize that truth really is stranger than fiction, reports have emerged that Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s notoriously oppressive and tyrannical leader, has been awarded a human rights prize from China.

As legal blogger Jonathan Turley writes, the Confucius Peace Prize, China’s answer to the Nobel Peace Prize, has this year been awarded to President Mugabe. In previous years the award has gone to Vladimir Putin and Fidel Castro.

The award committee announced:

“Ever since Robert Mugabe was sworn in as the president of Zimbabwe in the 1980s, he has worked hard to bring political and economic order to the country and to improve the welfare of the Zimbabwean people by overcoming hardship.”

In similar news, UK officials have been warned not to bring up human rights during President Xi Jinping’s state visit. If they do so, this will be viewed as a hostile act.

NGO attorneys in Bangkok Chaninat and Leeds are experts and registering non-profits in Thailand.

As Jonathan Turley comments:

“The Chinese clearly do not want their leader’s visit to be spoiled by mention of the fact that he is the head of an authoritarian and hypocritical regime. Why spoil a perfectly good visit with references to the systemic denial of political and religious rights?”

There have been numerous reports of significant human rights violations in China of late. The scandal of the Falun Gong for example, sent ripples of shock around the world with the news that thousands of practitioners of the Falun Gong faith have been murdered in order to harvest their organs.

Read more here.