US agrees to sell protest-breaking vehicle to Thailand 

The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Thailand of 60 eight-wheeled Stryker armoured personnel carriers in a deal estimated to be...

Thailand fails to address rights abuse: HRW

Thailand’s government is failing to restore human rights after five years of military dictatorship, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha...

Singapore’s Lee calls for Asean to remodel economy amid trade war

Singapore “expects some fallout” from the US-China trade war, according to the city-state’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, adding that the solution is to...

Thai police arrest ‘George Clooney’ fraudster

The police in Thailand have arrested an Italian and his wife who fled a jail sentence for using the name of actor George Clooney...

Shaky economy greets Thailand’s reappointed PM

Thailand’s newly reappointed prime minister, Prayut Chan-ocha (pictured), has said little about being selected to head a supposedly civilian administration.  The former general issued a...

Thailand prepares coronation of unelected general 

Thailand is due to select its prime minister this week amid a rising number of attacks on pro-democracy campaigners.  The generals who seized power in...

Thaksin allies denied majority by minor Thai parties

Thailand's main anti-junta party has won the most parliamentary seats in the first election since the 2014 military coup but it will not get...

Thailand mulls stimulus to counter political uncertainty 

Amid Thailand’s political uncertainty, Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has unveiled plans for Bt20 billion (US$629 million) of investment to kickstart the economy.  Growth was expected...

Thai junta looks for coalition partners amid fraud claims

Two rival Thai parties both say they are trying to form a coalition government in the wake of Thailand’s election, amid widespread allegations of...

Thailand’s generals poised to retain power

Thailand’s military party appeared to have won enough seats in the general election for General Prayut Chan-ocha to remain prime minister in an electoral...

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Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics. National...

Myanmar rebels coordinate northern attacks 

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