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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Rescuing boys from Thailand's northern sex trade - Aljazeera.com

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Rescuing boys from Thailand's northern sex trade
Aljazeera.com
Chiang Mai, Thailand - Krit hangs out near McDonald's most days, polishing the hood of his green tuk-tuk and waiting for customers. He can make as much as 3,000 Thai baht ($92) in a day driving tourists around this northern city. Several years ago when ...



Learning to trust: Lessons from Thailand, the US and China - The Interpreter

The Interpreter

Learning to trust: Lessons from Thailand, the US and China
The Interpreter
Instead China began to work with Thailand's military to supply arms to Cambodian resistance forces sheltering on the Thai-Cambodia border. By the time a decade of cooperation had passed, the Thai military's view of China had flipped. To a certain ...



US couple arrested for taking naked selfies in Thailand have been released from jail - The Star Online

The Star Online

US couple arrested for taking naked selfies in Thailand have been released from jail
The Star Online
BANGKOK: Two American men who were arrested in Thailand for posting naked photos to Instagram have reportedly been released from jail and are heading home to San Diego. Joseph Dasilva, 38, and Travis Dasilva, 36, were arrested at Bangkok's Don Mueang ...
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How to vacay in Thailand like an angel (a Victoria's Secret Angel, that is) - Well+Good

Well+Good

How to vacay in Thailand like an angel (a Victoria's Secret Angel, that is)
Well+Good
After runway pros Sara Sampaio, Lais Ribeiro, Josephine Skriver, and others wrapped for the cameras, they ditched the wings in favor of bathing suits and jetted to Phuket, Thailand, for a dreamy, detoxifying escape, according to Vogue. “It was the ...



First Michelin Guide to Bangkok launched in Thailand - The National

The National

First Michelin Guide to Bangkok launched in Thailand
The National
The Michelin Guide to Bangkok, Thailand. Gaggan, an Indian restaurant run by chef-owner Gaggan Anand, has been awarded two Michelin stars, along with Le Normandie, a French restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel that was opened in 1958, and ...
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Foodie Bible Michelin Just Arrived In Thailand And The Money Is Already Rolling In - Forbes

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Foodie Bible Michelin Just Arrived In Thailand And The Money Is Already Rolling In
Forbes
Foodie and fine dining bible Michelin arrived earlier this week in Thailand revealing its first-ever ratings for restaurants in Bangkok. It's big news and likely even bigger business. Tourism to the Kingdom brought in $45.9 billion last year of which ...



Is the US Intervening in Thailand's Election Campaign? - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on Globalization

Is the US Intervening in Thailand's Election Campaign?
Center for Research on Globalization
When Shinawatra's sister contested elections in 2011 as head PTP, the campaign slogan was literally, “Thaksin Thinks, Pheua Thai Does,” an open admission that Thaksin Shinawatra, not his sister, would be running Thailand upon taking office. Despite the ...



CHS to build 100 hospitals in collaboration with Thailand's WMCH - Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today

CHS to build 100 hospitals in collaboration with Thailand's WMCH
Pakistan Today
LAHORE: A joint venture was signed between Cosmos Health Services (CHS) and Thailand's World Medical Centre Hospital (WMCH) to set up 100 acute hospitals and urgent care clinics all over the country and a formal ceremony in this regard was held here on ...



Emergence of modern, democratic Thailand displayed in 'Memory of the World' collection - The Nation

Emergence of modern, democratic Thailand displayed in 'Memory of the World' collection
The Nation
A MASSIVE collection of century-old royal photographic glass-plate negatives and original prints recording old Siam's transition to the modern kingdom has been designated as a “Memory of the World” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and ...



Hells Angels clawing their way into Asia - Herald Sun

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Hells Angels clawing their way into Asia
Herald Sun
... November 2015 when known international drug trafficker and Hells Angels heavyweight Wayne Schneider was kidnapped and bashed to death in Pattaya by at least five men, three of whom were jailed with one, Australian kickboxer Antonio Bagnato, handed ...
How Asian police are set to fight back against Australian Outlaw Motorcycle GangsCourier Mail

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