Intensified alert needed to fight online fraud during virus outbreak

Internet penetration has significantly grown over the past six months as a result of the governments’ confinement measures to keep the coronavirus outbreak at...

Giant statues cast shadow over Thai military

The statues of Thai kings dwarf modern-day subjects. Source: ABC The Thai military has opened a second investigation into allegations of graft surrounding seven huge...

Race to legalise medical marijuana

As the world wakes up to the health benefits and commercial potential of legalised cannabis, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea are racing to become...

Same, same but different

Last week saw the Thai king’s mistress crawling towards the monarch’s feet like a snail to be named as a key adviser.    Thailand’s king,...

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’s cannabis clinic offers bright future 

Thailand is making rapid progress with its policy of legalising the medical use of cannabis with a pilot project in Bangkok seeing thousands of...

Junta tightens cyber-snooping 

The authorities have been patrolling the internet. Source: Wikimedia The Thai junta is pushing ahead with several bills to tighten cybersecurity with activists fearing deeper...

‘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 Photo: AseanEconomist A cosmetics manufacturer in Thailand has withdrawn an advert for a skin-whitening...

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...

Dive hero sues Musk for ‘pedo’ tweets

A British dive hero, who was instrumental in rescuing the football team trapped in a cave in northern Thailand, has sued Tesla boss Elon...

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