Junta gags anti-charter campaigners

Khon Kaen, a centre for opposition to military rule. Source: Wikimedia In northeast Thailand, the main power base of the former democratically elected government, soldiers...

Thais sign China rail deal

Kunming Railway Station. China hopes to link it to Asean. Source: Wikipedia Beijing and Bangkok have agreed the first phase of a planned high-speed railway...

China to help Thais build arms 

US-Thai military cooperation is unlikely to be as close again. Source: Wikimedia  Thailand's junta is in talks with the Chinese military about developing the Thai...

Junta tells temple to pick new boss

The scale of the Dhammakaya temple complex is regarded as vulgar by other Thai Buddhist groups. Thailand’s junta is trying to order the scandal-hit Buddhist...

Thai sex trade in spotlight

It took an unguarded remark from a Gambian minister to send Thailand into a bout of soul-searching this week about its reputation as a...

Bangkok smog forces school closures

Thailand's Ministry of Education has ordered all state schools in Greater Bangkok today (Thursday) and tomorrow to close amid concerns over air pollution. Exhaust from...

Singapore: Asia’s second most visited city

Singapore, despite its limited size, attracts a lot of visitors. Source: Wikimedia Singapore is Asia-Pacific's second-most popular destination, with 11.81 million international visitors last year,...

Junta bans referendum monitors

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha. Source: Wikimedia The Thai junta has blocked opposition efforts to monitor the referendum on its new constitution scheduled for August 7,...

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...

35-year term for royal ‘insult’

A Thai man has been given the harshest sentence ever for insulting the monarchy on Facebook.  Bangkok's military court sentenced former insurance salesman Vichai Thepwong...

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