Thailand

Country Thailand
Capital Bangkok
Continent Asia
Currency Baht(THB)
Languages Thai

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A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US treaty ally following the conflict. A military coup in September 2006 ousted then Prime Minister THAKSIN Chinnawat. The interim government held elections in December 2007 that saw the former pro-THAKSIN People's Power Party (PPP) emerge at the head of a coalition government. The anti-THAKSIN People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in May 2008 began street demonstrations against the new government, eventually occupying the prime minister's office in August and Bangkok's two international airports in November. The PAD ended their protests in early December 2008 following a court ruling that dissolved the ruling PPP and two other coalition parties for election violations. The Democrat Party then formed a new coalition government and ABHISIT Wetchachiwa became prime minister. In October 2008 THAKSIN went into voluntary exile to avoid imprisonment for a corruption conviction, and has since agitated his followers from abroad. THAKSIN supporters re-organized into the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) and rioted in April 2009, shutting down an ASEAN meeting in Phuket, and in early 2010 protested a court verdict confiscating most of THAKSIN's wealth. Since January 2004, thousands have been killed as separatists in Thailand's southern ethnic Malay-Muslim provinces increased the violence associated with their cause.

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Thailand Is Paying People to Get Out of Bankgok and Phuket and See the Rest of the Country - Travel+Leisure
  1. Thailand Is Paying People to Get Out of Bankgok and Phuket and See the Rest of the Country  Travel+Leisure
  2. TAT funds a cycle spin around Thailand  TTR Weekly
  3. Thailand’s Tourist Arrivals Suffer a Rare Drop  Bloomberg
  4. Thailand: Songkran 2019 increased tourism revenue | Travel News  Travel News | eTurboNews
  5. Branding Thailand as “Family friendly destinations” to woo more tourists , Post Focus  The Phnom Penh Post
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The sky-high costs of Thailand's first medical-marijuana farm - The EconomistThe sky-high costs of Thailand's first medical-marijuana farm  The Economist

THAILAND BECAME the first country in South-East Asia to approve the use of medical marijuana last year, and the first facility growing it opened in Pathum ...



The Surprising Household Product Thailand Is Using to Save Its Coral Reef - Travel+LeisureThe Surprising Household Product Thailand Is Using to Save Its Coral Reef  Travel+Leisure

Scientists may have found a unique solution to help solve the coral reef problem, at least in Thailand.



15 Things to Eat and Drink In Thailand - Fodor's Travel15 Things to Eat and Drink In Thailand  Fodor's Travel

Phenomenal food is easy to find in Southeast Asia, but there's a reason Thailand is known across the world for its cuisine. From the jungles of the north to the ...



Thailand has extended its free visa-on-arrival scheme till October - Condé Nast Traveller India - The Last Word in TravelThailand has extended its free visa-on-arrival scheme till October  Condé Nast Traveller India - The Last Word in Travel

In a season of bad news for travellers, here's some cheer. Thailand has just extended its popular visa-on-arrival scheme by another 7 months. Indian tourists can ...



Thailand says 'making progress' with high-speed Thai-Chinese railway - Reuters IndiaThailand says 'making progress' with high-speed Thai-Chinese railway  Reuters India

Thailand's government said it is "making progress" with the much-delayed high-speed Thai-Chinese rail line that is to link Thailand, Laos and China, as the three ...



Thailand L53-DD Production License Approved - Yahoo FinanceThailand L53-DD Production License Approved  Yahoo Finance

Pan Orient Energy Corp. (“Pan Orient”) (POE – TSXV) is pleased to announce that the L53-DD Production License ("PL") has been approved by the Government ...



Swiss wealth firm unveils Thailand joint venture - International AdviserSwiss wealth firm unveils Thailand joint venture  International Adviser

The newly-created business has hired over 50 relationship managers, investment specialists and support staff.



Thailand set to be Southeast Asia's hottest IPO market - Bangkok PostThailand set to be Southeast Asia's hottest IPO market  Bangkok Post

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE: Thailand is set to see the most funds raised from IPOs in Southeast Asia this year, with more than $5 billion (160 billion baht) expected ...



Thailand resisting falling into rail debt trap - Bangkok PostThailand resisting falling into rail debt trap  Bangkok Post

Despite Thailand's vow to rely on domestic funding as it expands its network of high-speed railways, it could soon accept the offer of a low-interest loan from the ...



Thailand's Richest Family Is Getting Richer Helping China - BloombergThailand's Richest Family Is Getting Richer Helping China  Bloomberg

Follow Bloomberg on LINE messenger for all the business news and analysis you need. Chia Ek Chor fled his typhoon-ravaged village in southern China and ...



Red or black? Experiencing Thailand's military draft - Aljazeera.comRed or black? Experiencing Thailand's military draft  Aljazeera.com

Lottery for military draft takes place each April. While some step forward willingly, others want it abolished.



The household item saving Thailand's Maya 'The Beach' Bay - Stuff.co.nzThe household item saving Thailand's Maya 'The Beach' Bay  Stuff.co.nz

Scientists at Maya Bay are glueing dead coral back onto the rocks - and it seems to be working.



How about a relief fund to keep elderly expats in Thailand? - The NationHow about a relief fund to keep elderly expats in Thailand?  The Nation

I'm sure that readers will sympathise with 90-year-old Donald Graber, who will be forced to leave Thailand on May 2 because he doesn't have the Bt800,000 he ...



Subaru begins production of made-in-Thailand SUVs for Southeast Asian market - CNASubaru begins production of made-in-Thailand SUVs for Southeast Asian market  CNA

Production workers assembling the chassis of a Subaru Forester in the Tan Chong Automotive facility in Thailand. (Photo: Tan Chong International Limited).



Oil rig crew rescues a dog swimming 135 miles off Thailand - Albuquerque JournalOil rig crew rescues a dog swimming 135 miles off Thailand  Albuquerque Journal

Vitisak Payalaw and his crew were working on an oil rig 135 miles off the southern Thailand on April ...



Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostCambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on April 22 in a bid to slash travel times and boost trade between the South-east ...



How an unlikely household item is fixing the coral reef at Thailand's most famous beach - The TelegraphHow an unlikely household item is fixing the coral reef at Thailand's most famous beach  The Telegraph

Scientists have come up with an unlikely way to restore marine life to a Thai beach that's been ravaged by overtourism: superglue. Maya Bay, a small cove made ...



World Bank downgrades Thailand’s 2019 GDP growth to 3.8% - The ThaigerWorld Bank downgrades Thailand’s 2019 GDP growth to 3.8%  The Thaiger

The World Bank is downgrading Thailand's growth projections to 3.8% from 3.9% for 2019. This compares to last year's 4.1% GDP. The Bank says that export ...



Nepal qualify for the semi-finals after no-result against Thailand - The Kathmandu PostNepal qualify for the semi-finals after no-result against Thailand  The Kathmandu Post

Nepal advanced to the semi-finals of the ACC U-16 Eastern Region cricket tournament after their third and final Group 'A' match against hosts Thailand ended in ...



World Bank Slashes Thailand's 2019 GDP Growth to 3.8 Percent – CTN News - Chiang Rai TimesWorld Bank Slashes Thailand's 2019 GDP Growth to 3.8 Percent – CTN News  Chiang Rai Times

The World Bank projected Thailand's economic growth rate at 3.8 per cent this year, down from 4.1 per cent in 2018, and 3.9 per cent next year. Share on ...



No Official Winner Has Been Declared Nearly A Month After Thailand's General Election - NPRNo Official Winner Has Been Declared Nearly A Month After Thailand's General Election  NPR

Weeks after Thailand voted for the first time since a 2014 military coup, the results are still not official. There are signs that the junta is set on clinging to power.



Thailand's State Hospitals Facing Medical Staff Shortages Over New Policy – CTN News - Chiang Rai TimesThailand's State Hospitals Facing Medical Staff Shortages Over New Policy – CTN News  Chiang Rai Times

In a bid to downsize official staff headcounts, the OCSC recently unveiled it would not open more placements to new graduates from medicine or dentistry ...



102-year-old Australian former POW lays Anzac day wreath in Thailand - SBS News102-year-old Australian former POW lays Anzac day wreath in Thailand  SBS News

Former WW2 prisoner of war Harold Martin, 102, joined Australians and New Zealanders in Thailand to commemorate Anzac Day.



Thrillophilia announces partnership with Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote Thailand's unique and... - The Hans IndiaThrillophilia announces partnership with Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote Thailand's unique and...  The Hans India

Thrillophilia.com, India's biggest online platform for booking 10000+ activities and experiences, has tied-up with Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote ...



Bus conductor in Thailand slapped over fare rise - AsiaOneBus conductor in Thailand slapped over fare rise  AsiaOne

A passenger on the 95 bus seemed unprepared to pay the increased bus fare on Thursday and reportedly slapped a conductor. Sone Jaipa, 54, conductor on ...



Thailand-Cambodia Rail Link Revived After Decades to Boost Trade - BloombergThailand-Cambodia Rail Link Revived After Decades to Boost Trade  Bloomberg

Thailand and Cambodia have revived a cross-border train link after 45 years to boost trade, investment and tourism, the Thai military government said.



Blockchain is bringing together largest bank and oil sector in Thailand | Cryptopolitan - CryptopolitanBlockchain is bringing together largest bank and oil sector in Thailand | Cryptopolitan  Cryptopolitan

The chief of Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) of Thailand and the national oil company recently executed a fruitful trial of employing Blockchain technology in t.



Thailand tows bitcoin trader's floating home; owners may face death sentence - CNBCThailand tows bitcoin trader's floating home; owners may face death sentence  CNBC

Thailand's navy has towed a floating home owned by an American bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend. They currently face possible death sentences or life ...



Thailand's mu Space orders 3D launch | - Advanced TelevisionThailand's mu Space orders 3D launch |  Advanced Television

Described as a local innovator and disruptor, Thai-based mu Space has signed a partnership with Relativity to launch a small Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite on ...



Thailand News: Thailand gears up to become Asean hub for non-woven fabrics with ANDTEX2019 - ThaiVisa NewsThailand News: Thailand gears up to become Asean hub for non-woven fabrics with ANDTEX2019  ThaiVisa News

Thailand gears up to become Asean hub for non-woven fabrics with ANDTEX2019By The Nation EJ Krause and Associates Inc, a worldwide leader in ...



Backpacker jailed in Thailand for 'picking up phone' returns home - BBC NewsBackpacker jailed in Thailand for 'picking up phone' returns home  BBC News

A British backpacker who was arrested and put in prison in Thailand for picking up a mobile phone he found on the floor has returned home for Easter.



Thailand's tourism body, Ministry of Commerce sign trade, tourism alliance MoU - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaThailand's tourism body, Ministry of Commerce sign trade, tourism alliance MoU - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANGKOK, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's tourism body said on Thursday it had signed a "Trade and Tourism Alliance" memorandum of understanding (MoU) ...



NTT Communications Thailand to Establish Blockchain, AI, IoT-Focused Innovation Lab - BTCMANAGERNTT Communications Thailand to Establish Blockchain, AI, IoT-Focused Innovation Lab  BTCMANAGER

NTT Communications Thailand, the Thai subsidiary of Japan-based NTT Group is set to establish an “innovation lab” to pilot and develop Internet of Things (IoT), ...



The baking school that means freedom for girls trapped in Thailand's sex industry - ChristianTodayThe baking school that means freedom for girls trapped in Thailand's sex industry  ChristianToday

For millions of men who travel to Thailand each year, its brothels and sex clubs are a playground. For the girls working in them, they are a place of degradation ...



Thailand Constitutional Court tells Election Commission to do its job of calculating, allocating party seats - The Straits TimesThailand Constitutional Court tells Election Commission to do its job of calculating, allocating party seats  The Straits Times

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday (April 24) rejected a petition by the Election Commission ...



Equitable investment in human capital is vital for Thailand’s future - Thailand Business NewsEquitable investment in human capital is vital for Thailand’s future  Thailand Business News

Despite having achieved historic progress against poverty, inequality remains a key concern for Thai people.



How richest family in Thailand got richer by helping China - BusinessWorld OnlineHow richest family in Thailand got richer by helping China  BusinessWorld Online

CHIA EK CHOR fled his typhoon-ravaged village in southern China and started a new life in Thailand selling vegetable seeds with his brother in 1921. Almost a ...



Tian Tian Ventures Set to Take Thailand Ride-Hailing Market by Storm - BenzingaTian Tian Ventures Set to Take Thailand Ride-Hailing Market by Storm  Benzinga

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Silicon Valley based venture capitalist Tian Tian Ventures is about to launch a trial *service* for ...



Family and Children Living in Fear Over Sex Allegations in Southern Thailand – CTN News - Chiang Rai TimesFamily and Children Living in Fear Over Sex Allegations in Southern Thailand – CTN News  Chiang Rai Times

The alleged assailant, the head of a rubber plantation in Chumphon's Lang Suan district, is said to have raped and sexually molested the children over a ...



SCB Julius Baer Starts to Serve Wealthy Individuals in Thailand - finews.asiaSCB Julius Baer Starts to Serve Wealthy Individuals in Thailand  finews.asia

A new joint venture wants to deliver the most relevant and impactful advice and solutions to the growing high net worth and ultra high net worth clientele in ...



Why astrologers are the real stars in Thailand - BusinessLineWhy astrologers are the real stars in Thailand  BusinessLine

Reuters Pondering whether her job is the right fit and whether her romantic relationship is meant to be, Jarunun Sangjun, 27, does what any typical Thai would ...



Thailand's Groundhog Day - Foreign PolicyThailand's Groundhog Day  Foreign Policy

For seasoned observers of Thai politics, the sense of déjà vu was undeniable. The election at the end of March was nearly a scene-by-scene replay of a highly ...



Harley-Davidson shifts base for China exports to Thailand - Nikkei Asian ReviewHarley-Davidson shifts base for China exports to Thailand  Nikkei Asian Review

NEW YORK -- Harley-Davidson said on Tuesday it plans to move manufacturing of its China-bound motorcycles out of the U.S. to Thailand this year to esc.



Thai Foreign Minister to attend Asia Cooperation Dialogue Ministerial Meeting - ThaiVisa NewsThai Foreign Minister to attend Asia Cooperation Dialogue Ministerial Meeting  ThaiVisa News

Thai Foreign Minister to attend Asia Cooperation Dialogue Ministerial Meeting BANGKOK, 26 April 2019 (NNT) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs is to attend the ...



Thailand Considers Steps to Stimulate Growth - BloombergThailand Considers Steps to Stimulate Growth  Bloomberg

The political gridlock in Thailand is prompting the junta to evaluate measures to shore up the country's slowing growth.



the next chapter in luo yang's photographic study of femininity - i-Dthe next chapter in luo yang's photographic study of femininity  i-D

As part of her highly-acclaimed ongoing documentary series, 'Girls', Chinese photographer Luo Yang discusses the new imagery shot in Thailand.



U.S.-Thai pair facing death for 'sea home' should fight the charge: Thailand says - ReutersU.S.-Thai pair facing death for 'sea home' should fight the charge: Thailand says  Reuters

A senior Thai government official on Friday urged a U.S. man and a Thai woman on the run from a possible death sentence for building an off-shore "sea home" ...



Oil Rig Workers Save Desperate Dog Swimming Alone in Gulf of Thailand - Care2.comOil Rig Workers Save Desperate Dog Swimming Alone in Gulf of Thailand  Care2.com

Workers on an oil rig more than 135 miles off the coast of Thailand had the surprise of their lives when they discovered a tired dog swimming toward their ...



Driver killed, 10 injured, as van crashes into tree on Thailand highway - AsiaOneDriver killed, 10 injured, as van crashes into tree on Thailand highway  AsiaOne

A 27-year-old van driver was killed and 10 foreign migrant workers were injured when their vehicle crashed into a roadside ditch before hitting a tree in ...



Thailand: Anti-military party leader faces sedition charges - Al Jazeera EnglishThailand: Anti-military party leader faces sedition charges  Al Jazeera English

Rising opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit summoned by police after army files complaint for 'disobedience'.



All aboard Thailand's decentralization train | Article - Asia TimesAll aboard Thailand's decentralization train | Article  Asia Times

A group of provincial entrepreneurs, academics and hoteliers in Khon Kaen are bypassing Bangkok to privately develop a light rail line. ByPeter Janssen, Khon ...



Thailand: the baffling mathematics that helps to keep the junta in power - The Conversation - UKThailand: the baffling mathematics that helps to keep the junta in power  The Conversation - UK

Thailand's March general election was the first poll since the country's military deposed the government of Yingluck Shinawatra in 2014. And there are now fears ...



Canadian tourist dies after Thailand zipline wire snaps - BBC NewsCanadian tourist dies after Thailand zipline wire snaps  BBC News

A Canadian tourist has fallen to his death after a zipline cable snapped in northern Thailand, authorities say. Authorities in Chiang Mai say the 25-year-old man ...



Dog found swimming 135 miles off the coast of Thailand - CNNDog found swimming 135 miles off the coast of Thailand  CNN

Bangkok (CNN) Workers on an oil rig some 135 miles (220 kilometers) off the coast of Thailand found an unexpected new friend swimming nearby: a dog.



Thai Cabinet extends waiver of Visa On Arrival fees - The ThaigerThai Cabinet extends waiver of Visa On Arrival fees  The Thaiger

Thailand's Cabinet has extended the waiver of the fees for 'visa on arrival' for some foreign tourists to Thailand. The waiver of the 2,000 baht VOA fee will be ...



Analysis: Thailand guards against rising Brent price with Malaysia upstream equity deal - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideAnalysis: Thailand guards against rising Brent price with Malaysia upstream equity deal  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Thailand's ambition to expand its upstream equity stake in Malaysia will likely help insulate the Southeast Asian oil consumer against Brent price volatility, with ...



Unidentified Gunmen Kill 3, Injure 2 Women in Thailand's Deep South - benarnewsUnidentified Gunmen Kill 3, Injure 2 Women in Thailand's Deep South  benarnews

Three people, including the son of an alleged police informant killed by militants two years ago, were shot to death and two women were injured Thursday in ...



Anxious wait for election results in Thailand - Aljazeera.comAnxious wait for election results in Thailand  Aljazeera.com

Political parties trade accusations of voter discrepancy and intimidation in Thailand as wait begins.



Spreading Drought Adds to Risks for Thailand’s Cooling Economy - BloombergSpreading Drought Adds to Risks for Thailand’s Cooling Economy  Bloomberg

A spreading drought has emerged as a new risk for Thailand's cooling economy in addition to domestic political tension and slower exports.



Thailand Says ‘Making Progress’ with High-Speed Thai-Chinese Railway - The Irrawaddy News MagazineThailand Says ‘Making Progress’ with High-Speed Thai-Chinese Railway  The Irrawaddy News Magazine

By Reuters 25 April 2019. BANGKOK—Thailand's government said it is “making progress” with the much-delayed high-speed Thai-Chinese rail line that is to link ...



Thailand to ink deal on Thai-Lao line - Bangkok PostThailand to ink deal on Thai-Lao line  Bangkok Post

Thailand will sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the Nong Khai-Vientiane Railway Connecting Line with China and Laos later this week at the ...



Thailand's junta has another go at rigging elections - The EconomistThailand's junta has another go at rigging elections  The Economist

HE TURNED TO the crowd outside the police station, lifted his eyes to the heavens and raised three fingers.



This Waterfall Is One of the Most Beautiful Sights in Thailand, and Almost No One Goes There - Travel+LeisureThis Waterfall Is One of the Most Beautiful Sights in Thailand, and Almost No One Goes There  Travel+Leisure

Thailand has plenty of beautiful sights to see, but there's one particular spot that is considered the most gorgeous place in the country. Mae Ya waterfall, located ...



Michigan man faces death penalty in Thailand for building seasteading home - MLive.comMichigan man faces death penalty in Thailand for building seasteading home  MLive.com

A Michigan man is on the run and hiding from Thailand police as he and his girlfriend are wanted by the Thai government for violating that country's sovereignty ...



Sorry, Travelers. The Thai Capital Bangkok Has Called off One of Its Biggest Annual Parties - TIMESorry, Travelers. The Thai Capital Bangkok Has Called off One of Its Biggest Annual Parties  TIME

The tourist mecca of Khaosan Road has called off its famed water-splashing festivities, usually held to mark the Thai new year or Songkran.



Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high - EWNThailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high  EWN

The atmosphere on the festival's opening day reflected the mix of caution and excitement over the legalisation of medical marijuana in junta-run Thailand.



US bitcoin trader may face death penalty in Thailand over 'sea home' - The GuardianUS bitcoin trader may face death penalty in Thailand over 'sea home'  The Guardian

Chad Elwartowski and Supranee Thepdet in hiding after police accuse 'seastead' of violating sovereignty.



Songkran: Thailand celebrates Buddhist new year with water fights - BBC NewsSongkran: Thailand celebrates Buddhist new year with water fights  BBC News

Thais are celebrating this year's Songkran festival, also known as the Buddhist New Year. The festival, held between 13 and 15 April in Thailand, is also ...



Joint venture SCB Julius Baer gets OK to operate in Thailand - The AssetJoint venture SCB Julius Baer gets OK to operate in Thailand  The Asset

Wealth management joint venture between Siam Commercial Bank and Julius Baer gets licenses to operate in Thailand.



LIVE: FA Thailand Women’s League – Thailand U-19 National Team vs BG College Of Asian Scholars - FOX Sports AsiaLIVE: FA Thailand Women’s League – Thailand U-19 National Team vs BG College Of Asian Scholars  FOX Sports Asia

Thailand Women's Under-19 National Football Team will face BG College of Asian Scholars in an exciting encounter of the FA Thailand Women's League on ...



Michigan native on the run from police in Thailand - WXYZ DetroitMichigan native on the run from police in Thailand  WXYZ Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Chad Elwartowski and his girlfriend, Nadia Supranee Thepdet, say they are now on the run from police in Thailand after the government ...



Thailand’s Junta Targets Opposition Leader, Flexing System Rigged in Its Favor - The New York TimesThailand’s Junta Targets Opposition Leader, Flexing System Rigged in Its Favor  The New York Times

BANGKOK — Thailand's military junta is targeting a popular new pro-democracy party, accusing its leader of causing disorder that could lead to rebellion even ...



Restaurants in Thailand that every foodie must try - Times of IndiaRestaurants in Thailand that every foodie must try  Times of India

Thailand is always on the bucket list of every person who loves to travel. From the beaches in Phuket to architectures in Bangkok which speak volumes about ...



Thailand's economy is headed for new recession - Bangkok PostThailand's economy is headed for new recession  Bangkok Post

The key difference between a politician and an economist is that a politician establishes a goal, while an economist analyses the means to achieve that goal.



Thailand’s CP Foods to set up $200 million Vietnam export hub - VnExpress InternationalThailand’s CP Foods to set up $200 million Vietnam export hub  VnExpress International

Thai agricultural conglomerate CP Foods will invest $200 million to create an export hub in Vietnam to take advantage of its TPP membership. - VnExpress ...



Thailand’s election has redrawn the political landscape - Brookings InstitutionThailand’s election has redrawn the political landscape  Brookings Institution

After nearly a week's delay, Thailand's Electoral Commission has announced what can best be called the “official preliminary” results of the March 24 elections.



After an ineptly rigged election, Thailand's junta will cling to power - The EconomistAfter an ineptly rigged election, Thailand's junta will cling to power  The Economist

WE HAVE RECEIVED a mandate from the people,” declared Sudarat Keyuraphan, a leader of the Pheu Thai party. She was introducing a slate of seven parties ...



Filipino ‘co-owner’ of Thailand-based firm nabbed for fraud - INQUIRER.netFilipino ‘co-owner’ of Thailand-based firm nabbed for fraud  INQUIRER.net

On April 23, 2019, Rhey Keen Ayala — whose real name is Ernest Rey Basilio Salarza — was arrested by the Thai police in connection with a fraud case filed by ...



Thailand's EEC to link up with Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone - Air Cargo WorldThailand's EEC to link up with Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone  Air Cargo World

In a move to strengthen ties air cargo between Thailand and China, the office of Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) said it is scheduled to sign a.



Tan Chong opens Subaru plant in Thailand, Transport News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesTan Chong opens Subaru plant in Thailand, Transport News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based and Hong Kong-listed motor group Tan Chong International Ltd (TCIL) has opened its first Subaru assembly plant in Thailand.



How Thailand’s election undercuts the prospects for democracy - The Washington PostHow Thailand’s election undercuts the prospects for democracy  The Washington Post

Pavin Chachavalpongpun is associate professor at Kyoto University's Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Nearly three weeks have passed since Thailand's ...



'I am not here to entertain': meet Thailand's first transgender MP - The Guardian'I am not here to entertain': meet Thailand's first transgender MP  The Guardian

Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, an accomplished film director, has triumphed over stigma to enter politics as an equal.



Thailand’s Annual Draft Highlights Growing Unease Over Military Rule - The Wall Street JournalThailand’s Annual Draft Highlights Growing Unease Over Military Rule  The Wall Street Journal

Every spring, tens of thousands of 21-year-old men face a lottery to determine who gets conscripted into Thailand's armed forces. This year, growing unease with ...



Democracy Dwindles in Thailand - The Wall Street JournalDemocracy Dwindles in Thailand  The Wall Street Journal

The regime digs up a sedition charge against an opponent.



Uneasy Steps in Thailand - The New York TimesUneasy Steps in Thailand  The New York Times

The country awaits final election results as the military takes the lead.



World Bank cuts Thailand’s growth rate projection to 3.8% - Thailand Business NewsWorld Bank cuts Thailand’s growth rate projection to 3.8%  Thailand Business News

Growth in developing East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) is projected to soften, while growth rate in Thailand is expected to be slightly lower in 2019.



Thailand held an election more than a week ago — voters still don't know who won - CNBCThailand held an election more than a week ago — voters still don't know who won  CNBC

Preliminary results released by the Election Commission of Thailand showed pro-military Palang Pracharat party receiving the highest number of popular votes.



Thailand's Mu Space Taps Relativity Space To Launch First Satellite In 2022 - SpaceWatch.GlobalThailand's Mu Space Taps Relativity Space To Launch First Satellite In 2022  SpaceWatch.Global

Relativity, the world's first autonomous rocket factory and launch services leader for satellite constellations, announced on 23 April 2019 a partnership...



Cannabis advocate emerges as Thailand’s political kingmaker - Financial TimesCannabis advocate emerges as Thailand’s political kingmaker  Financial Times

It is one indication of the volatile state of Thai politics following last weekend's election that one of the candidates widely tipped to become prime minister is a ...



Thailand's New King Looms Large Amid Post-Election Uncertainty - The DiplomatThailand's New King Looms Large Amid Post-Election Uncertainty  The Diplomat

Amid the expected continuing controversy about Thailand's election results, it is important to keep in mind that the Southeast Asian state's political future will still ...



Thailand's opposition parties form alliance, demand junta step aside - ReutersThailand's opposition parties form alliance, demand junta step aside  Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's opposition “democratic front” of seven parties on Wednesday said it had won a majority in the lower house of parliament after a ...



M'sians Travelling to Thailand to Brace for Hot Weather As Heatwave Is So Bad It's Killing Pets - WORLD OF BUZZM'sians Travelling to Thailand to Brace for Hot Weather As Heatwave Is So Bad It's Killing Pets  WORLD OF BUZZ

In case you didn't know, Thailand is experiencing a heatwave now, not unlike Malaysia where this hot spell is expected to last until May possibly. However ...



Wildfires Turn Thailand’s Air Into the Planet's Most Toxic - BloombergWildfires Turn Thailand’s Air Into the Planet's Most Toxic  Bloomberg

Top Asian finance ministers and central bankers are due to have a summit in northern Thailand this week, and they'll need pollution masks if they want to avoid ...



Thailand Sex Tourism Scam: How I Survived To Tell This Grim Tale - The QuintThailand Sex Tourism Scam: How I Survived To Tell This Grim Tale  The Quint

Thailand Sex Tourism Scam: Bangkok's adult entertainment neighbourhoods can turn out to be quite dangerous as Nishtha Gautam found out one evening.



Australian divers given royal honours for Thailand cave rescue - Sydney Morning HeraldAustralian divers given royal honours for Thailand cave rescue  Sydney Morning Herald

Bangkok: Two Australian doctors were given royal honours in Thailand on Friday for helping rescue a boys' soccer team from a flooded cave and said they are ...



Thailand’s Shaky Re-Embrace of Democracy Descends Into Disarray - The Wall Street JournalThailand’s Shaky Re-Embrace of Democracy Descends Into Disarray  The Wall Street Journal

Footage showing an army officer appearing to check his soldiers' ballots has come to symbolize the worsening frustration with the conduct of Thailand's ...



Thailand supermarket ditches plastic packaging for banana leaves - ?Rimping Supermarket in Thailand - Economic TimesThailand supermarket ditches plastic packaging for banana leaves - ?Rimping Supermarket in Thailand  Economic Times

A Thailand supermarket came up with a genius way to reduce plastic packaging: wrap its produce in banana leaves instead.Image Credit: Perfect Homes ...



Thailand's 'fresh start' could start here - Asean+ - The Star OnlineThailand's 'fresh start' could start here - Asean+  The Star Online

BANGKOK (Asia News Network): The political landscape significantly shifted with this month's election, the first after five years of junta rule, with plenty of *fresh* ...



Taking photos on this beach next to an airport in Thailand could reportedly land you on death row - INSIDERTaking photos on this beach next to an airport in Thailand could reportedly land you on death row  INSIDER

A 9km safety zone is being implemented, local news sources reported, with the maximum penalty being death.