Thailand blocks refugee rescue mission

Christopher Catrambone. Source: Wikimedia A privately funded boat that sailed to Thailand to save drowning migrants in the Andaman Sea has abandoned its mission after...

Songkran drink-drivers face morgue shifts

Thailand’s Songkran provides one of the world’s most predictable mass slaughters. Source: Flickr Thai drink-drivers and repeat traffic offenders could be sent to work in morgues...

Asean ignores real killers

Thailand’s Songkran water festival, starting this week, results in numerous road deaths each year, but the Thai newspapers are filled with stories about a...

Thailand unveils draft charter

Thailand’s military has enshrined its ongoing influence. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's constitutional committee has revealed a new charter draft which calls for a fully appointed senate...

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...

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...

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...

8 die in Thai bank chemical accident

Siam Commercial Bank, Bangkok. Source: Flickr Eight people have been killed at the head office of one of Thailand's largest banks when workers accidentally released...

Thailand given sustainable development role

Thailand remains one of the world’s largest rice exporters. Source: Wikimedia Thailand has been appointed as a coordinating nation to the United Nations on Asean’s...

$40,000 royal ‘throne’ goes unused

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Source: Flickr A toilet that cost an estimated US$40,000 to build for a Thai princess visiting Cambodia was left unused, officials...

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