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...

Musk told to explain ‘pedo’ tweets 

Tesla investors have demanded an apology from the foolish owner Elon Musk (pictured) after he casually labelled a life-saving cave diver who was key...

Back to the dark ages 

Thailand is currently experiencing an uneasy peace but this might not last if Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha delays his promised general election again as...

Rohingya trafficking trial starts in Thailand 

Rohingya Muslims flee subjugation in their native Myanmar. Source: Flickr Prosecutors in Thailand have called their first witnesses in a large human trafficking trial with...

Life-like doll craze grips Thailand

Thai Buddhism is often entwined with superstitious beliefs. Source: Pixabay Thailand, despite nodding in the direction of modernisation, remains highly superstitious with its Buddhist beliefs...

Thai king takes control of vast fund 

The Thai government agency that managed the vast wealth of the royal family for the past 80 years has formally handed control of its...

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...

Thai economy remains stable

Thailand's business sector has had many years to prepare for this tragic day. Source: IHA The death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is raising further...

Junta admits ‘drug war’ failure

Thailand’s prison population has exploded since the Thaksin years. Source: Pixabay Thailand’s repressive junta is beginning to admit that the kingdom’s 13-year hard-line narcotics policy...

Shinawatras step up publicity drive

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Source: Flickr  Ousted Thai prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra are distributing an increasing amount of...

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