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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Thailand's Buddhist monks order reforms ahead of royal transition - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Thailand's Buddhist monks order reforms ahead of royal transition
Channel NewsAsia
BANGKOK: Under growing pressure from Thailand's military government, and their own religious bodies, Buddhist monks have launched a fresh round of reforms in recent weeks to clean up temples and overhaul a religion stalked by scandal. Buddhism ...

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Thailand: A beachside story - Forbes India

Forbes India

Thailand: A beachside story
Forbes India
Instead, we are walking around the Bluport Mall in Hua Hin in Thailand looking for a beach accessories shop because we have decided that this holiday cannot be complete without a float. Not just any float, but one shaped like a pizza slice (bright ...



10 reasons why you should go to Thailand - Skyscanner News (blog)

Skyscanner News (blog)

10 reasons why you should go to Thailand
Skyscanner News (blog)
Thailand should be on everyone's bucket list! Here we've got a bunch of reasons why you should go there, just in case you actually need some... TUI has a brilliant range of holidays to Thailand. Take a look at their luxury, all-inclusive and budget ...
Smoking on Thai beaches to be fined 3000 USDhttp://en.vietnamplus.vn/ (press release)

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Facebook says Zuckerberg has no plan to visit Thailand - The Nation

The Nation

Facebook says Zuckerberg has no plan to visit Thailand
The Nation
In a statement issued yesterday, a Facebook spokesperson said: “There are no plans currently for any of our senior leaders to visit Thailand.” Earlier, it was reported in Thai media that Zuckerberg would hold a meeting with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o ...
Mark Zuckerberg Has No Plans to Visit Thailand or Prayuth: FacebookKhaosod English
Military makeover for Thailand's hidebound state enterprisesAsia Times
Facebook denies PM-Zuckerberg meetingBangkok Post
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US, Thailand plan Cobra Gold 2018 - Bangkok Post

Bangkok Post

US, Thailand plan Cobra Gold 2018
Bangkok Post
Thailand and the US will launch the next Cobra Gold drill, the biggest annual multilateral military exercise in the Asia-Pacific, on Feb 13-23 next year, with 29 participating countries and more than 12,000 military personnel, according to the Royal ...

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Cuba plants its medical diplomacy flag in Thailand - Nikkei Asian Review

Nikkei Asian Review

Cuba plants its medical diplomacy flag in Thailand
Nikkei Asian Review
NONTHABURI, Thailand Working in state-of-the-art laboratories set in a lush, green landscape -- and helped by communist-ruled Cuba -- nearly 200 researchers and technicians are paving the way for Thailand to make major strides in the growing market for ...

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Caught on camera: Video shows airport staff in Thailand rifling ... - Scroll.in

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Caught on camera: Video shows airport staff in Thailand rifling ...
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The incident has raised concern over the safety of check-in baggage.

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Thitinan Pongsudhirak: Thailand needs to escape its political cul-de-sac - Nikkei Asian Review

Nikkei Asian Review

Thitinan Pongsudhirak: Thailand needs to escape its political cul-de-sac
Nikkei Asian Review
Thailand has come full circle again. The kingdom's 12-year pattern of a political juggernaut being elected to office and later abusing power before being ousted by his or her opponents still holds. This time, the outcome is a five-year jail term for ...



How to register a drone in Thailand - The Nation

The Nation

How to register a drone in Thailand
The Nation
Last week, the Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) announced that all drones in Thailand need to be registered. The NBTC said the move came after only 350 drones out of an estimated 50,000 had previously ...

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National security tops list in Zuckerberg talks in Thailand - ASEAN ... - The Star Online

The Star Online

National security tops list in Zuckerberg talks in Thailand - ASEAN ...
The Star Online
National security issues and digital business opportunities will likely figure prominently during talks between Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Mark ...

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