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 seeks US cooperation following trafficking report - Reuters

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Thailand seeks US cooperation following trafficking report
Reuters
In 2016 the United States removed Thailand from its list of worst human trafficking offenders, known as Tier 3, following efforts by the military government to fight trafficking in response to international criticism, including through reforms of its ...
Thailand remains in Tier 2 Watch List in US human trafficking reportThe Nation
Thailand gains, losses cited in trafficking reportBangkok Post
Thailand Should Prosecute Officials, US Says in Trafficking ReportKhaosod English
ThaiVisa News -Department of State
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Nitcharee Peneakchanasak: Amputee wins 'best job in Thailand' - BBC - BBC News

BBC News

Nitcharee Peneakchanasak: Amputee wins 'best job in Thailand' - BBC
BBC News
Nitcharee landed the job of "happiness observer" in a Thai hospital after losing her legs.

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Thailand's Tourist Boom Puts a Strain on Its Airports - Bloomberg - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Thailand's Tourist Boom Puts a Strain on Its Airports - Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Thailand's tourism bounty comes with a big challenge for the head of state-run Airports of Thailand Pcl: expanding passenger capacity in Bangkok by about the ...

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Thailand's thin-skinned king demands Youtube take down Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" - Boing Boing

Boing Boing

Thailand's thin-skinned king demands Youtube take down Chaplin's "The Great Dictator"
Boing Boing
Internet users reported on June 24 that the video clip with Thai subtitles was inaccessible on YouTube. The page for the video instead displayed the standard message: “This content is not available on this country domain due to a legal complaint from ...

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Sarah Jane Dias' Thailand beach pictures will make you jealous. See them here - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Sarah Jane Dias' Thailand beach pictures will make you jealous. See them here
Hindustan Times
Sarah Jane Dias is holidaying in Thailand with her gang of girls. She has posted her bikini pictures on Instagram. bollywood Updated: Jun 28, 2017 10:36 IST. HT Correspondent Hindustan Times, New Delhi. Sarah Jane Dias was last seen with Vicky Kaushal ...



Trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand, recalls glory days of old Siam - CNN International

CNN International

Trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand, recalls glory days of old Siam
CNN International
(CNN) — Filled with crumbling, camera-friendly ruins, Thailand's old capital of Ayutthaya has long been a popular Bangkok day-trip destination. Just an hour outside of the city, this UNESCO-listed heritage site, founded in 1350, was the second Siamese ...

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Thailand, Myanmar burn drugs worth $A1.3b - Sky News Australia

Sky News Australia

Thailand, Myanmar burn drugs worth $A1.3b
Sky News Australia
Thailand and Myanmar have set fire to confiscated drugs worth nearly a $US1 billion ($A1.3 billion) to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. In Thailand, a total of 9.3 tonnes of drugs worth 20 billion baht ($A778 ...

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Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand burn $1billion of narcotics as police struggle against growing industry - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand burn $1billion of narcotics as police struggle against growing industry
Telegraph.co.uk
Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia torched nearly $1 billion (£786 million) worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as police struggle to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region. The burnings, to mark the UN's world anti-drugs day ...
Myanmar, Thailand incinerate illicit drugs worth $800 millionAOL
Burma, Thailand, Cambodia burn $1 billion in narcotics: See the photosFox News
Myanmar, Thailand Incinerate Illicit Drugs Worth $800 MillionNDTV
Hindustan Times -Scroll.in -Bangkok Post -Department of State
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Thailand: Fulfill Pledge to End Torture | Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Thailand: Fulfill Pledge to End Torture | Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (2nd R) arrives to attend a weekly cabinet meeting at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand June 13, 2017.
Thailand rapped for lack of action on torture | Bangkok Post: newsBangkok Post

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Thailand looks to acquire US platforms - IHS Jane's 360

Thailand looks to acquire US platforms
IHS Jane's 360
High on the agenda is likely to be spare parts to support US platforms – particularly helicopters – in operation in Thailand. Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription ...

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