Junta aims to tax tech giants

Singapore’s low-tax regime has attracted tech firms. Source: Wikimedia The Thai junta is preparing to toughen tax collection rules for internet and tech giants, the...

Thais expect more tourists, despite floods 

Thais are used to flooding but not normally in January. Source: Flickr The Thai authorities expect revenue from foreign tourism to rise 8.5 per cent...

Thais mark Bhumibol anniversary 

Thailand has marked a year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (pictured in 1964) with formal ceremonies and acts of personal devotion ahead...

Thai rappers target junta rule

Thailand’s police are investigating a viral hip-hop video condemning the military junta as the generals begin to relax their grip ahead of a possible...

Beloved dugong chokes on Thai plastic 

An eight-month-old dugong that won the hearts of numerous animal lovers in Thailand has died after choking on plastic waste. The orphaned female, named Marium,...

Casino Group to sell Thai Big C stake

The visitor to Thailand need not wait long to find a Big C. Source: Flickr The French Casino Group has agreed to sell its majority...

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...

Bombs greet new Thai charter 

The Thai military is repeatedly engaged in Thailand.  Thailand's unstable southern provinces were rocked by a wave of bomb blasts and arson the day after...

Thai-Malay border wall discussed

The defence ministers of Malaysia and Thailand in Bangkok have addressed border controls, dual citizenship and counter-terror cooperation, with a short wall proposed for...

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