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...

Thailand called to respect Pakistani refugees 

Thailand has been urged to ensure recently arrested Pakistani asylum seekers are not returned to face persecution, torture and Islamist mobs in Pakistan.  Human Rights...

Ex-Thai PM cleared of 2010 killings 

Thailand's Supreme Court has dismissed criminal charges against a military-allied former prime minister and his deputy for their role in the heavy-handed crushing of...

Thai share rises end

Thailand’s share index on Thursday recorded its biggest single-day fall since mid-November, while stocks in the Philippines reversed losses by the end of the...

2019 Thai election result: generals win

The shadowy world of the Thai military has provided intriguing signs of change this week as its generals appear poised to step back from...

Royalist mobs attack ‘critics’

Thais are expected to wear black clothing. Source: YouTube Thais have been told to "socially sanction" those who defame the monarchy after King Bhumibol Adulyadej's...

Junta aims to tax tech giants

Singapore’s low-tax regime has attracted tech firms. Source: Wikimedia The Thai junta is preparing to toughen tax collection rules for internet and tech giants, the...

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...

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...

Elderly card players busted in bizarre Pattaya raid

A bridge club is an unlikely focus for the Pattaya authorities. Source: Wikimedia Around 32 foreign bridge players have been detained on Thailand’s gulf coast...

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Thai police arrest ‘George Clooney’ fraudster

The police in Thailand have arrested an Italian and his wife who fled a jail sentence for using the name of actor George Clooney...

Indonesia sends back US trash 

Indonesia has followed the Philippines and Malaysia and returned five sea containers of trash to the United States, saying it will not become a...

China admits sinking Philippine fishing boat 

China has confirmed that a Chinese trawler “bumped into” a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea but denied claims the incident was...