Thailand

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

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Introduction

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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Alan Hogg: Three men charged with murder of British man and wife in Thailand - Sky News

BBC News

Alan Hogg: Three men charged with murder of British man and wife in Thailand
Sky News
Major General Praputsra, commander-in-chief of Phrae police, said officers were continuing to look into reports that Mr Hogg and his brother-in-law did not get along following the former's arrival in Thailand several years ago. He explained friends ...
Thailand: UK millionaire and wife found murdered - BBC NewsBBC News
Brit millionaire and wife murdered in Thailand family feudToronto Sun
Thailand: three men arrested over murder of British millionaire and ...The Guardian
The Independent -South China Morning Post -ITV News
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Forget Phuket and give Bangkok a wide berth – try Thailand's secondary destinations instead - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Forget Phuket and give Bangkok a wide berth – try Thailand's secondary destinations instead
South China Morning Post
On September 18, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced that it would be partnering with the Expedia Group to promote 55 “secondary destinations”, hoping to take the pressure off the likes of Bangkok and Phuket. According to figures ...

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Thailand's junta boss appoints new boss to run 'Sin City' Pattaya - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Thailand's junta boss appoints new boss to run 'Sin City' Pattaya
South China Morning Post
Thailand's junta leader has appointed the scion of a notorious political clan to run the country's money-spinning “Sin City” of Pattaya, as he woos allies ahead of an anticipated run in next year's elections. With its beaches, myriad hotels and raucous ...

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Thailand murder: UK man and wife found dead in suspected 'contract killing by brother-in-law' - Evening Standard

Evening Standard

Thailand murder: UK man and wife found dead in suspected 'contract killing by brother-in-law'
Evening Standard
Manas Kerdsukho, the police commander for Thailand's Phrae province, said Mr Hogg was shot with a shotgun and Ms Nhot died after being bludgeoned on the back of the head, shattering her skull. They had travelled back and forth between the UK and ...
UK millionaire, wife found buried in 6-ft-deep graves at Thailand villaDeccan Chronicle

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Thailand bird singing competition draws thousands - Economic Times

Economic Times

Thailand bird singing competition draws thousands
Economic Times
The annual bird singing competetion in Thailand draws thousands of spectators from south east Asia. Over 1,600 birds from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore took part in the annual contest where competitors pitch their singing birds against other. In pic ...



Thailand's Democrat Party in election mode - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Thailand's Democrat Party in election mode
The Straits Times
Thailand's oldest and now second largest political party, the Democrat Party, is readying itself for the kingdom's first election since the military coup in 2014 with a vote of its own for party leader by the end of this year. "We need to open the ...



Jail birds: Thailand considers prison for feeding pigeons - Reuters

Reuters

Jail birds: Thailand considers prison for feeding pigeons
Reuters
Jail birds: Thailand considers prison for feeding pigeons. 2 Min Read. BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai capital is considering jailing people who feed pigeons in public to try to eliminate the risk of bird flu and other diseases, officials said on Wednesday.

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Youngstown may benefit from trade mission to Thailand and Vietnam - WFMJ

WFMJ

Youngstown may benefit from trade mission to Thailand and Vietnam
WFMJ
Businesses have a unique opportunity to market their products and services in Thailand and Vietnam through a joint Ohio-Pennsylvania trade mission scheduled for March 2019. The trade mission to Thailand and Vietnam intends to successfully connect local ...
YSU leads small businesses to markets in Thailand and VietnamWKBN.com

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Thailand: Manufacturing Points To GDP Slowdown - Seeking Alpha

Thailand: Manufacturing Points To GDP Slowdown
Seeking Alpha
By Prakash Sakpal, Economist, Asia. We forecast a further slowdown in GDP growth to 4.1% in 3Q18 from 4.6% in 2Q. The Bank of Thailand has no more reason to tighten policy, while the strong current account is sustaining the Thai baht's outperformance.



Bolts open FIBA Champions Cup quest in Thailand - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Bolts open FIBA Champions Cup quest in Thailand
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts, bannered by imports Allen Durham and Liam McMorrow, take on host team Mono Vampire on opening day of the 2019 FIBA Asia Champions Cup at Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand Thursday. With Meralco's ...

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