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 economy on road to recovery

The economic future looks brighter in Bangkok. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Thailand’s economy is showing signs of growth after months of relative decline following last May’s coup, according...

Thai share rises end

Thailand’s share index on Thursday recorded its biggest single-day fall since mid-November, while stocks in the Philippines reversed losses by the end of the...

Thailand’s junta deepens cyber-censorship

Thailand’s military-controlled parliament has unanimously passed a new Cybersecurity Act to give the junta deeper control over the internet. The act allows the National...

Cambodia: Thai railway to be finished in months

  Poipet, on the Cambodian side of the border, is dominated by legalised gambling. Source: Wikimedia  A rail link between Thailand and Cambodia could be completed...

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...

Rohingya trafficking trial starts in Thailand 

Rohingya Muslims flee subjugation in their native Myanmar. Source: Flickr Prosecutors in Thailand have called their first witnesses in a large human trafficking trial with...

Sister of murdered backpacker slams Thai police

The Thai police have a poor reputation domestically and internationally. Source: Wikipedia The sister of murdered backpacker Hannah Witheridge has described Thailand as a “dangerous...

Thai university calls for cheating law

Thailand has been trying to establish a reputation for health tourism. Source: Wikimedia A major university in Thailand is calling for a change in legislation...

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