Gay couple win Thai surrogate custody battle

A kathoey or transgender Thai on Soi Bangla in Phuket. Thailand is generally extremely tolerant. Source: Flickr A gay couple from the USA have won...

Baht bounces after king’s death 

Thais are dressing largely in black. Source: YouTube Thailand's currency has strengthened against the US dollar for a second day running as the stock market...

Baht bounces after king’s death 

Thais are dressing largely in black. Source: YouTube Thailand's currency has strengthened against the US dollar for a second day running as the stock market...

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 Photo: AseanEconomist A cosmetics manufacturer in Thailand has withdrawn an advert for a skin-whitening...

Thais flock to greet ‘Siamese Foxes’

Neutrals around the world united behind Leicester City’s unlikely triumph. Source: YouTube Thai-owned English Premier League champions Leicester City have arrived in Bangkok for a celebratory tour...

Junta disbands Amnesty event 

The Thai military have shown little concern for human rights since seizing power in 2014. Source: Flickr   Thailand has prevented Amnesty International from unveiling its...

Thailand mulls free Zika tests

The threat of microcephaly is worrying pregnant women in Asean. Source: YouTube The Thai authorities are considering testing all pregnant women for the Zika virus,...

Giant statues cast shadow over Thai military

The statues of Thai kings dwarf modern-day subjects. Source: ABC The Thai military has opened a second investigation into allegations of graft surrounding seven huge...

3 freed after ‘insulting’ Thai royals

King Bhumibol Adulyadej is not seen in public any more. Source: Wikimedia The Thai authorities have freed a political activist after eight years in jail...

The shadow of succession

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn during last year’s cycling campaign to bolster support for the heir to the throne. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked 70...

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