The shadow of succession

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn during last year’s cycling campaign to bolster support for the heir to the throne. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked 70...

Beijing tightens imperial grip

Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow in September 2014 blindfolded with a red scarf, symbolising Communist China's political repression. Source: Wikimedia   China's ability to control its southern neighbours' domestic...

Thai junta looks for coalition partners amid fraud claims

Two rival Thai parties both say they are trying to form a coalition government in the wake of Thailand’s election, amid widespread allegations of...

Bank of Thailand keeps rates steady but lowers growth forecast

Thailand’s central bank left its policy rates unchanged, to stay still at the lowest level on Wednesday, but lowered growth forecasts for the year...

Whale chokes on Thai plastic 

Around 80 separate bits of plastic weighing 8kg were found in the stomach of a pilot whale that died in Thailand after a five-day...

Thai king takes control of vast fund 

The Thai government agency that managed the vast wealth of the royal family for the past 80 years has formally handed control of its...

Bkk governor suspended amid graft probe

Bangkok’s municipal lights costs more than US$1.1 million last new year’s eve. Source: YouTube The Thai junta has used emergency powers to suspend Bangkok's governor...

3 freed after ‘insulting’ Thai royals

King Bhumibol Adulyadej is not seen in public any more. Source: Wikimedia The Thai authorities have freed a political activist after eight years in jail...

Thais celebrate with road carnage 

Songkran new year in Thailand has bought its annual bloodbath with 403 road accidents taking place on Sunday alone, causing 44 deaths and injuring...

Thailand leads suicide rate in ASEAN

THAILAND is leading the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the most number of suicides, a study by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Stay connected

10,344FansLike
773FollowersFollow

Latest article

Thailand eyes vaccine passports, quarantine waivers for tourists

The government of Thailand was keen on further loosening up its borders to international tourists through vaccination passports and quarantine waivers as it begins...

Philippines begins mass vaccination as Sinovac arrives

The Philippines has officially received the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine made by China-based pharmaceutical giant Sinovac Biotech. The military aircraft from China carrying...

Malaysia’s mass vaccination program starts

Malaysia on Wednesday began with its mass vaccination program, two days earlier than scheduled, with the first person to receive the vaccine no other...