Thai junta snatch rare dissenter in crowded street

The military will probably be involved in politics for years to come. Source: Wikimedia A student activist was apprehended from a Bangkok street, thrown into...

Thais cower under rule of cruel clowns

The model of the king's water aerator and the giant "shrine" to his achievements in Bangkok's Rama IX park. Source: Asean Economist Thailand’s unappealing military...

Shinawatras step up publicity drive

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Source: Flickr  Ousted Thai prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra are distributing an increasing amount of...

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 king treated for several illnesses

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej attends a concert at Siriraj hospital in September 2010. He has been seen little since. Source: Wikimedia   Thailand's royal palace has...

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 Photo: AseanEconomist A cosmetics manufacturer in Thailand has withdrawn an advert for a skin-whitening...

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...

Protests over Thailand’s conviction of migrant workers grow in Myanmar

The picturesque island of Koh Tao was shaken by the brutal murders. Photo: Flickr. Angry protests are growing in Yangon following the conviction of two...

Myanmar army boss plea over convictions

Koh Tao has long been popular with scuba divers. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's army chief has asked Thailand to review the conviction of two of its...

Myanmar ambassador calls for review of Koh Tao murder case

Members of the Burmese community in London protest outside the prime minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street in October last year, to call for...

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