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 Photo: AseanEconomist A cosmetics manufacturer in Thailand has withdrawn an advert for a skin-whitening...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

Thai bank reports disastrous quarter

Rama IX bridge over the Chao Phraya with the Kasikornbank building, Bangkok. Source: Flickr Kasikornbank, Thailand's fourth-biggest lender, has posted a 22-per-cent drop in quarterly...

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...

EU and Nestlé mount pressure on Thai fishing slavery

The appalling practises of the Thai fishing industry are increasingly under the spotlight. Source: Flickr Thai police claim more than 100 people have been arrested...

Prayut won’t quit over charter

Thai “red shirts” protest in 2010. Political protests are thing of the past in Thailand. Source: Wikimedia The Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has said...

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...

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