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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Redflow's move to Thailand starting to take shape - The Advertiser

The Advertiser

Redflow's move to Thailand starting to take shape
The Advertiser
In a market update issued to the ASX this morning, the company said it has formed a manufacturing partnership with MPTS and that equipment had arrived in Thailand ahead of schedule. Redflow is now negotiating a lease within a Thai free trade zone and ...
Redflow chooses Thailand for battery factoryImpress Media Australia (press release)

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Travellers being warned they could face prison time for using e-cigarettes in Thailand - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Travellers being warned they could face prison time for using e-cigarettes in Thailand
NEWS.com.au
According to CTV News, Thailand's deputy government spokesman Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the decision approving the ban proposed by the Commerce Ministry was made for health reasons. The Public Health Ministry originally suggested a ...
Thailand vape ban: Tourist unaware they could face ten years in prison9Honey
Tourists Vaping in Thailand Could Get 10 Years in JailNextShark
Shock e-cigarette BAN: Vaping tourists in holiday hotspot could face 10 YEARS in jailDaily Star

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Brits holidaying in Thailand are warned to leave their e-cigarettes at home or face PRISON - The Sun

The Sun

Brits holidaying in Thailand are warned to leave their e-cigarettes at home or face PRISON
The Sun
She told Travel Weekly: “I got a message from my sister saying James had been arrested in Thailand because he had an e-cigarette. “He managed to pay the policeman, who had told him he could go to jail. Ten years seems a long time to go to prison for ...
Tourists face 10 years in prison for vaping in Thailand, experts warnTelegraph.co.uk

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Australian Andrew Fenwick and son, Jason electrocuted in Thailand - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Australian Andrew Fenwick and son, Jason electrocuted in Thailand
NEWS.com.au
Mr Fenwick was using a metal wrench to fix the pump next to the pool at their home in Rayong, Thailand when he was electrocuted by a suspected water leak among the cables. His son Jason was also killed after running to help his father and stepping in a ...
Australian father and son electrocuted while repairing pool in ThailandThe Guardian
Australian construction director Andrew Fenwick, son electrocuted in ...The Sydney Morning Herald
Aussie dad and son electrocuted by swimming pool pump in Thailand9news.com.au
The Australian -The West Australian -The New Daily
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Japan, Thailand collide for the 19th AVC Asian Senior throne - ABS-CBN Sports

ABS-CBN Sports

Japan, Thailand collide for the 19th AVC Asian Senior throne
ABS-CBN Sports
FIGHT TO THE FINISH --- Japan and Thailand go on an all-out battle for the crown. BINAN CITY, Laguna –-- Expect fireworks when Japan and Thailand clash for all the marbles Thursday in the winner-take-all championship round of the 19th AVC Asian ...
Thailand, Japan face off in finalBangkok Post
Thailand's women volleyball team to meet Japan in Asian volleyball final todayThai PBS English News (registration)

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Indonesia and Thailand play-out tense 1-1 draw - Fox Sports Asia

Fox Sports Asia

Indonesia and Thailand play-out tense 1-1 draw
Fox Sports Asia
Chiangrai United F.C's Chaiyawat Buran got Thailand's campaign off to the ideal start as he hit the back of the net in the 14th minute. That goal was just reward for some enterprising passing from Worrawoot Srimaka's men. Indonesia went into the sheds ...
Myanmar's women go down fighting to ThailandMyanmar Times
SEA Games: 14-gold target as Thailand seek to rule athletics roost in KLThe Straits Times
SEA Games holders Thailand pegged back after Indonesia penaltyESPN FC (blog)
New Straits Times Online -FourFourTwo -Tempo.co
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Number of 7-Eleven stores tops 10000 in Thailand - Bangkok Post

Bangkok Post

Number of 7-Eleven stores tops 10000 in Thailand
Bangkok Post
The number of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand has topped 10,000, achieving the milestone at a faster pace than in Japan, their local operator says. CP All Public Co, under Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group Co, says the number of ...

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Thailand vape ban: Travellers unaware they could face up to 10 years in prison for using e cigarettes - The Independent

The Independent

Thailand vape ban: Travellers unaware they could face up to 10 years in prison for using e cigarettes
The Independent
In November 2014, Thailand approved legislation outlawing the import of e-cigarettes into the country. This has since been expanded to the export as well as sale of e-smoking devices and equipment. Although it is common to see people vaping in Thailand ...

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Japan, Thailand to dispute AVC title - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net

Japan, Thailand to dispute AVC title
Inquirer.net
BIÑAN, Laguna—Japan and Thailand are set to duke it out for the crown in the AVC Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship after both powerhouses locked up spots in the finals Wednesday at Alonte Sports Arena. World no. 6 Japan was the first to ...



Thai Activist Sentenced 2.5 Years in Prison for Sharing an Article on Facebook - TIME

Amnesty International USA

Thai Activist Sentenced 2.5 Years in Prison for Sharing an Article on Facebook
TIME
An activist in Thailand has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after confessing to posting a BBC article on his Facebook account that has been deemed insulting to the nation's monarchy, a rights group said Tuesday. Jatupat Booyapatraksa ...
Thai student jailed for posting BBC article critical of king on FacebookThe Independent
Thai activist gets prison for sharing king's profile on FacebookBBC News
Thailand: Activist Sentenced for Posting Article to FacebookAmnesty International USA

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