Junta disbands Amnesty event 

The Thai military have shown little concern for human rights since seizing power in 2014. Source: Flickr   Thailand has prevented Amnesty International from unveiling its...

Thailand mulls free Zika tests

The threat of microcephaly is worrying pregnant women in Asean. Source: YouTube The Thai authorities are considering testing all pregnant women for the Zika virus,...

Thai bank reports disastrous quarter

Rama IX bridge over the Chao Phraya with the Kasikornbank building, Bangkok. Source: Flickr Kasikornbank, Thailand's fourth-biggest lender, has posted a 22-per-cent drop in quarterly...

Gay couple win Thai surrogate custody battle

A kathoey or transgender Thai on Soi Bangla in Phuket. Thailand is generally extremely tolerant. Source: Flickr A gay couple from the USA have won...

Baht bounces after king’s death 

Thais are dressing largely in black. Source: YouTube Thailand's currency has strengthened against the US dollar for a second day running as the stock market...

‘Racist’ Thai skin whitening advert pulled

Thai labourers normally stay wrapped up to avoid the tropical sun. Photo: AseanEconomist A cosmetics manufacturer in Thailand has withdrawn an advert for a skin-whitening...

Baht bounces after king’s death 

Thais are dressing largely in black. Source: YouTube Thailand's currency has strengthened against the US dollar for a second day running as the stock market...

Thai monks clash with army over leadership row

Dhammakaya Temple, Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok. Source: Pixabay A group of Buddhist monks have clashed with troops in Thailand during a protest condemning...

Junta signs $1bn China subs deal

  Chinese submarines are seen as more threatening elsewhere in Asean, where they reinforce Beijing’s claims to the South China Sea. Source: Wikimedia Thailand’s military junta...

Prince plans year of ‘mourning’ 

Thai Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn. Source: Wikimedia The coronation of Thai Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn will be delayed more than a year as part of the "mourning" period...

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