Thai rights activists charged

The insurgency in southern Thailand has been the focal point of the Thai military’s attention for more than a decade. Source: Wikimedia Three Thai rights...

$40,000 royal ‘throne’ goes unused

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Source: Flickr A toilet that cost an estimated US$40,000 to build for a Thai princess visiting Cambodia was left unused, officials...

4 jailed over Suu Kyi’s aide murder in Myanmar

A Burmese court has sentenced two men to death for involvement in the murder of Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to...

Thais enter solar market

Thailand has plenty of sunshine. Source: Wikimedia  There are signs that the Thai economy is moving away from its dependency on fossil fuels but while...

Baht bounces after king’s death 

Thais are dressing largely in black. Source: YouTube Thailand's currency has strengthened against the US dollar for a second day running as the stock market...

Rohingya trafficking trial starts in Thailand 

Rohingya Muslims flee subjugation in their native Myanmar. Source: Flickr Prosecutors in Thailand have called their first witnesses in a large human trafficking trial with...

Tables turn on Myanmar 

Migrant workers from Myanmar are currently fleeing a fresh crackdown by the Thai military authorities on foreigners without the correct papers.  Amid the broken families,...

Yingluck flees to Dubai: reports 

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (pictured), who was facing up to 10 years behind bars if convicted on charges of negligence, has reportedly...

Thai police link bombs to one man

The Shinawatra-supporting red shirst are on the list of suspects. Source: Wikimedia A series of bombing and arson attacks in southern Thailand that killed four...

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...

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