Thailand blames pollution crisis on Cambodian fires 

Thailand has blamed Cambodian farmers for thick clouds of smog that have led to the closure of hundreds of schools in the capital, Bangkok.  But...

Thai airlines scramble for survival

Thailand-based airlines are struggling to survive from the low blow of the 2019 novel coronavirus, with carriers now offering tweaked airfare promotions and laying...

Thailand braces for ‘worst-case’ coronavirus scenario

The government of Thailand is bracing itself for the worst-case scenario of the coronavirus outbreak but assured that it was doing all measures to...

Thais urged to postpone visit to Israel

The government of Thailand is urging Thai nationals to postpone their visits to Israel amid the quarantine requirement imposed by the latter. In an advisory...

Thailand looks to boost food exports to China 

Chinese imports of food from Thailand are set to double in the second quarter as stocks have been depleted by the coronavirus. Visit Limlurcha of...

Thailand to probe Chinese surrogate gangs

Thailand says it is probing illegal surrogate births for Chinese customers after a series of raids this week. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered...

ADB extends $2M assistance to combat coronavirus

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shelled out $2 million in fresh funds to support efforts in combating the spread of the 2019 novel...

Southeast Asian central banks roll out anti-virus measures

Four central banks in Southeast Asia signaled aggressive policy action this week to curtail the impact of the new coronavirus. The central banks are from Indonesia, the...

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes steps aside

Businessman Tony Fernandes is stepping aside from his post as the chief executive officer of low-cost carrier AirAsia Group amid an ongoing probe over...

AirAsia Group faces probe over alleged corruption

Low-cost airline operator AirAsia Group Berhad is facing a regulatory probe over an alleged bribery from aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The Securities Commission Malaysia said on...

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As the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc around the world, Singapore has garnered praise for flattening the curve of the virus’s spread. The city-state’s...

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More than 8,000 Muslim pilgrims have already gathered in Gowa, in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province, despite a formal request to postpone the event from...