The shadow of succession

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn during last year’s cycling campaign to bolster support for the heir to the throne. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked 70...

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,...

Musk labels cave hero ‘child rapist’

Childish tech guru Elon Musk has again made unsubstantiated allegations that the British diver who rescued the Thai footballers trapped in the Chiang Rai...

Sister of murdered backpacker slams Thai police

The Thai police have a poor reputation domestically and internationally. Source: Wikipedia The sister of murdered backpacker Hannah Witheridge has described Thailand as a “dangerous...

Thailand closes off more islands

Koh Khai Nok. Businesses on the islands may be forced to close. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's military-run authorities have announced that parts of three islands will...

Same, same: but different

The 1977 Pulitzer Prize-winning picture by Neal Ulevich of the Associated Press. Source: Flickr Forty years after the October 6, 1976, massacre of students at...

Thai activist sued for FB share

Most open-source photos of King Maha Vajiralongkorn have disappeared from the internet since his coronation. Source: Flickr A court in Thailand has agreed to put...

Ex-Asean chief dies, 68

A former Thai foreign minister and secretary general of Asean, Surin Pitsuwan (pictured), has died from heart failure aged 68, after warning of a...

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...

Thai junta looks to Russia to fill arms needs

Thailand's military is increasingly looking beyond the US. Source: Wikimedia Bangkok is pursuing closer ties and possible arms deals with Moscow as ties with Washington...

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