HRW demands junta torture pledge

Self-appointed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Prayut (left) in Bangkok in 2012. Source: Wikimedia   Human Rights Watch has demanded Bangkok's junta pledges to make torture and...

Junta bans exiled critics

Thailand’s junta has announced a ban on all online interaction with three exiled critics. The Digital Economy and Society Ministry said citizens could be prosecuted...

Junta to spend $2bn on spy satellites: claim

The Thai junta is reported to be investing heavily in the US-based Theia Satellite Network, a web of 112 surveillance satellites carrying high-tech cameras,...

Thailand hails fishing crackdown

Thailand says it is using optical scanners to monitor who is working on fishing boats in an attempt to end slave labour and human...

Thais backtrack on Chinese rail deal

Chinese trains are becoming a key aspect of Beijing’s diplomatic strategy. Source: Public Domain Pictures Thailand will no longer seek Chinese financial backing for a...

Thailand set for another election delay

Thailand’s Election Commission has demanded answers from the military-controlled government about another delay to the much-promised general election. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said...

Body in found in Thai freezer 

Fake passports are big business in Thailand. Source: Wikimedia Three men holding US and British passports have been charged after a sliced-up body was discovered...

Asean marks tsunami anniversary 

The 2004 tsunami hits Ao Nang in Thailand. Source: Wikimedia At least 400 victims from the 2004 tsunami that killed 226,000 people remain unidentified in...

Thailand cuts interest rate to record low

Thailand’s central bank on Wednesday (Nov. 6) cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 1.25% as it tries to bolster sluggish...

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...

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