Bangkok to ban street food

A month after Bangkok was voted the world's street food capital, the municipal government has announced that all food vendors will be removed by...

Thais celebrate with road carnage 

Songkran new year in Thailand has bought its annual bloodbath with 403 road accidents taking place on Sunday alone, causing 44 deaths and injuring...

Junta bans exiled critics

Thailand’s junta has announced a ban on all online interaction with three exiled critics. The Digital Economy and Society Ministry said citizens could be prosecuted...

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...

Trump aims to end Asean deficit

Thailand’s fishing fleet exports heavily to the US.  Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia are among 16 countries that Donald Trump has named in an order calling...

Junta tells temple to pick new boss

The scale of the Dhammakaya temple complex is regarded as vulgar by other Thai Buddhist groups. Thailand’s junta is trying to order the scandal-hit Buddhist...

Duterte and junta vow to tackle drugs

Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy. Drug and human trafficking remains a huge issue in Thailand. Thailand’s prime minister and the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte have agreed...

Junta accepts monk hunt defeat 

Traditional Thai Buddhists dislike the opulence of the Dhammakaya movement. The Thai junta has ended its 23-day siege of the kingdom's largest temple, where worshippers...

Junta drops activist charges 

Southern Thailand has been riven by violence since 2004. Source: Flickr The Thai junta has dropped its controversial defamation lawsuits against three prominent activists, with...

Junta scraps torture law

The Thai authorities have a long history of human rights abuses. Source: Wikimedia Thailand has dumped legislation to criminalise torture and disappearances after years of...

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