Unanswered Thai crime

This week southern Thailand has seen another bomb attack specifically targeting civilians.  Violence has gripped the three Muslim-majority provinces on the Malaysian border since 2004. It...

Tables turn on Myanmar 

Migrant workers from Myanmar are currently fleeing a fresh crackdown by the Thai military authorities on foreigners without the correct papers.  Amid the broken families,...

China to help Thais build arms 

US-Thai military cooperation is unlikely to be as close again. Source: Wikimedia  Thailand's junta is in talks with the Chinese military about developing the Thai...

8 die in Thai bank chemical accident

Siam Commercial Bank, Bangkok. Source: Flickr Eight people have been killed at the head office of one of Thailand's largest banks when workers accidentally released...

Thai aviation reels from US safety downgrade

Thai Airways claims it will not be affected by the downgrade. Source: Wikimedia Thai officials have acknowledged weaknesses that caused the USA to downgrade the safety...

Same, same: but different

The 1977 Pulitzer Prize-winning picture by Neal Ulevich of the Associated Press. Source: Flickr Forty years after the October 6, 1976, massacre of students at...

Thailand’s king sacks mistress

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has stripped his royal consort of her titles, status and military rank for "disloyalty" three months after she was...

US agrees to sell protest-breaking vehicle to Thailand 

The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Thailand of 60 eight-wheeled Stryker armoured personnel carriers in a deal estimated to be...

Thai man in court for insulting king’s dog

Thailand is not renowned for its treatment of dogs.  Source: Wikimedia Thailand’s strict laws making it a crime to insult the royal family took a...

Pattani bomb kills six soldiers 

A bomb beside a dirt road has killed six soldiers in southern Thailand in an apparent strike by Muslim separatists in an insurgency in...

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