Bkk governor suspended amid graft probe

Bangkok’s municipal lights costs more than US$1.1 million last new year’s eve. Source: YouTube The Thai junta has used emergency powers to suspend Bangkok's governor...

Duterte and junta vow to tackle drugs

Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy. Drug and human trafficking remains a huge issue in Thailand. Thailand’s prime minister and the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte have agreed...

Thailand addresses tourist hangover

One of Thailand’s Similan islands. Source: Wikimedia The closure of Thailand’s Koh Tachai indefinitely from October due to fears that tourism is trashing the island's...

Pattani bomb kills six soldiers 

A bomb beside a dirt road has killed six soldiers in southern Thailand in an apparent strike by Muslim separatists in an insurgency in...

Junta bans exiled critics

Thailand’s junta has announced a ban on all online interaction with three exiled critics. The Digital Economy and Society Ministry said citizens could be prosecuted...

Suu Kyi calls for rebel ‘trust’

Aung San Suu Kyi’s movements are being controlled by the increasingly dictatorial Thai junta. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s de facto prime minister Aung San Suu Kyi...

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...

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...

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...

India to test road to Thailand

Mandalay Palace. The highway will pass through the historic city of Mandalay in Upper Burma. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The trial run for the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT)...

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