Whale chokes on Thai plastic 

Around 80 separate bits of plastic weighing 8kg were found in the stomach of a pilot whale that died in Thailand after a five-day...

Thai minister slams university bosses

Thai scholars are frustrated with the kingdom’s higher education system because of complacency in the way that universities are being governed, according to Thailand’s...

378 Songkran road deaths reported 

The Songkran new year festival in Thailand has brought an official accumulated death toll from road accidents of 378, with 3,575 people hospitalised, over...

Toyota eyes Thai battery hub

Toyota will reportedly establish a production base for hybrid vehicle batteries in Thailand, aiming to start manufacturing in 2020. The Japanese car giant is looking...

Annual Thai road carnage looms 

As Thailand prepares for its new year holiday this month, almost 200 hospitals are asking for more blood to cope with the inevitable road...

Fast Thai rail link unveiled 

Thailand’s military-appointed cabinet says it has approved a US$7-billion high-speed rail project between three airports. Annual tourist arrivals of more than half the Thai population...

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...

Elephants beaten at Thai polo event 

Organisers of an exclusive elephant polo tournament in Thailand claim they are "saddened" by video that appears to show pachyderms being beaten with sharp...

Thai sex trade in spotlight

It took an unguarded remark from a Gambian minister to send Thailand into a bout of soul-searching this week about its reputation as a...

Thailand hails fishing crackdown

Thailand says it is using optical scanners to monitor who is working on fishing boats in an attempt to end slave labour and human...

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