Thailand unveils draft charter

Thailand’s military has enshrined its ongoing influence. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's constitutional committee has revealed a new charter draft which calls for a fully appointed senate...

Thais back military charter

Elected members of the Thai assembly will be far weaker. Source: Wikimedia     The Thai electorate has overwhelmingly approved the junta-drafted constitution that lays the foundation...

Thailand given sustainable development role

Thailand remains one of the world’s largest rice exporters. Source: Wikimedia Thailand has been appointed as a coordinating nation to the United Nations on Asean’s...

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 to spend $2bn on spy satellites: claim

The Thai junta is reported to be investing heavily in the US-based Theia Satellite Network, a web of 112 surveillance satellites carrying high-tech cameras,...

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...

Musk defends cave hero ‘pedo’ tweets 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him from the British dive hero that he repeatedly labelled a...

Thais vote after silent campaign

Yellow shirts protest in 2006. Thai demonstrations are a thing of the past. Source: Asean Economist As Thailand votes in today’s constitutional referendum, there is...

Thailand scrambles to reform seafood industry

Thailand is facing massive economic losses if it cannot export to the EU. Source: Wikimedia Bangkok has registered more than 70,000 undocumented foreign workers in...

Moody’s: Thai ‘competitiveness issues’

Thailand's relative economic stability defies its political turmoil. Source: Wikimedia Moody's Investors Service is predicting that below-trend Thai growth over the previous 24 months indicates...

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