Thai king treated for several illnesses

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej attends a concert at Siriraj hospital in September 2010. He has been seen little since. Source: Wikimedia   Thailand's royal palace has...

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 Photo: AseanEconomist A cosmetics manufacturer in Thailand has withdrawn an advert for a skin-whitening...

Cambodia: Thai railway to be finished in months

  Poipet, on the Cambodian side of the border, is dominated by legalised gambling. Source: Wikimedia  A rail link between Thailand and Cambodia could be completed...

Protests over Thailand’s conviction of migrant workers grow in Myanmar

The picturesque island of Koh Tao was shaken by the brutal murders. Photo: Flickr. Angry protests are growing in Yangon following the conviction of two...

Myanmar army boss plea over convictions

Koh Tao has long been popular with scuba divers. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's army chief has asked Thailand to review the conviction of two of its...

Myanmar ambassador calls for review of Koh Tao murder case

Members of the Burmese community in London protest outside the prime minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street in October last year, to call for...

Junta claims 99% support 

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha: military dictator and songwriter. Source: Wikimedia  Thailand’s military junta has conducted a poll that found more than 99 per cent of...

Regional strongmen forge deeper ties

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) and his domestic adversary, Sam Rainsy. Source: Wikimedia Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart, Prayuth Chan-ocha,...

EU threatens to ban Thai fish exports

Thailand's fishing industry is still under scrutiny. Source: Wikimedia The European Union has warned Bangkok to "promptly" address human rights and slavery issues in its fisheries...

Thailand, Cambodia to triple bilateral trade to $15b over next five years

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha met his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen for talks at Government House in Bangkok today. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The prime ministers...

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