Thai economy on road to recovery

The economic future looks brighter in Bangkok. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Thailand’s economy is showing signs of growth after months of relative decline following last May’s coup, according...

Asean ignores real killers

Thailand’s Songkran water festival, starting this week, results in numerous road deaths each year, but the Thai newspapers are filled with stories about a...

More bombs in Thai south

Narathiwat province. Source: Wikimedia More explosions have rocked southern Thailand, days after bomb and arson attacks struck several tourist resorts. A bomb on Monday in Bacho...

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...

Drug bonfires point to crisis 

Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand have burned street drugs worth more than US$1 billion to mark the UN day against drugs and trafficking. Thailand's justice minister...

Wild Boars to be ordained 

Most members of the Thai football team rescued from the flooded Chaing Rai cave will have their heads shaved and be ordained in a...

Thailand mulls stimulus to counter political uncertainty 

Amid Thailand’s political uncertainty, Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has unveiled plans for Bt20 billion (US$629 million) of investment to kickstart the economy.  Growth was expected...

Thais eye luxury tourist market 

Impoverished Tanintharyi Region remains a potential tourist goldmine for Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's Andaman coastal provinces are keen to expand maritime tourism to Myanmar's vast,...

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...

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...

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