Thailand approves medical marijuana 

Thailand's military-controlled parliament has approved the use of medical cannabis, while recreational consumption remains subject to jail terms.  Kratom, a Thai plant traditionally used as...

Thai junta promises February election

After several delays, Thailand says it will hold a general election early next year, as it was confirmed the military’s ban on political activity...

Race to legalise medical marijuana

As the world wakes up to the health benefits and commercial potential of legalised cannabis, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea are racing to become...

Thailand hopes to finalise RCEP in 2019

When Thailand takes the rotating Asean leadership next year it is expected to push the bloc to finalise the negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive...

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...

Thai rappers target junta rule

Thailand’s police are investigating a viral hip-hop video condemning the military junta as the generals begin to relax their grip ahead of a possible...

Thai junta eases censorship

Thailand’s use of its authoritarian lese majeste laws appears to be changing as the kingdom looks poised to hold its first democratic election since...

Thailand to ban plastic junk imports

Thailand says it will ban plastic garbage imports by 2021, meaning the west must find somewhere else to send its “recycling”. Large trash exporters...

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...

Thais held after UK millionaire’s body found

Two corpses suspected to be those of a Scottish millionaire and his Thai wife have been found by sniffer dogs buried in the 32-acre...

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Malaysia recovers 1MDB cash from Singapore and fugitive banker 

Singapore says it is returning US$40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that helped topple the corruption-laden...

Vietnam calls on China to remove oil drillship

Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...

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A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other generals over the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Rakhine State is insufficient,...