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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Thailand: Free 14 Pro-Democracy Activists - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Thailand: Free 14 Pro-Democracy Activists
Human Rights Watch
“The arrest of peaceful democracy activists calling for free and fair elections shows that Thailand's military junta has no intention of easing its oppressive rule,” said Brad Adams, Asia director. “Gagging peaceful public protests makes a mockery of ...
Thailand cracks down on protests against military ruleAljazeera.com
Thailand's continuing democracy deficitObserver Research Foundation
Thailand: thousands of police block Bangkok march by 200 protesters on fourth anniversary of coupSouth China Morning Post
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Ford Thailand faces B24m class action suit - Bangkok Post

Bangkok Post

Ford Thailand faces B24m class action suit
Bangkok Post
The users of Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus and Ford EcoSport filed the charges in April last year against four of Ford's subsidiaries -- Ford Motor Company (Thailand) Co Ltd, Ford Sales and Services (Thailand) Co Ltd, Ford Operations (Thailand) Co Ltd and ...



Thailand to use fuel subsidy to help consumers as global oil price rises - Reuters

Chiang Rai Times

Thailand to use fuel subsidy to help consumers as global oil price rises
Reuters
BANGKOK, May 22 (Reuters) - Thailand will use a state oil fund to support domestic retail fuel prices to help consumers cope with rising global oil prices, the energy minister said on Tuesday. The fund of about 30 billion baht ($936.9 million) will ...
Thailand's Energy Ministry to Use Fuel Subsidy to Combat Rising Fuel CostsChiang Rai Times

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Thailand: Junta's promise to lift restrictions by June is not enough ... - Amnesty International

Amnesty International

Thailand: Junta's promise to lift restrictions by June is not enough ...
Amnesty International
As the date draws near for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to fulfil its promise to lift restrictions on political activities in June 2018, in place ...

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Thailand takes No.2 Line Today spot with 32m users - Bangkok Post

Bangkok Post

Thailand takes No.2 Line Today spot with 32m users
Bangkok Post
Line Today has secured 32 million users in Thailand after two years of operations, making it the service's second-largest market after Japan. Line Thailand plans to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) technology, offering personalised content to attract ...



When will democracy be restored in Thailand? - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

When will democracy be restored in Thailand?
Aljazeera.com
It has been four years since the ruling Pheu Thai party was removed from power in Thailand in a military coup. But the crackdown on its members continues, with a number of them now charged for breaking a ban on political activity. They streamed a news ...
Thailand wearies of junta rule, election promise still vagueBangkok Post

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Thailand's iconic beach to close to tourists - Reuters

Reuters

Thailand's iconic beach to close to tourists
Reuters
Blooms on display at the Chelsea Flower Show and Chelsea In Bloom festival in London. May 22 2018. U.S. Naval Academy freshmen climb Herndon Monument. First year cadets place a midshipman's cap on top of the grease covered Herndon Monument, ...



Thailand economy grows at fastest pace in five years in Q1 - Financial Times

Financial Times

Thailand economy grows at fastest pace in five years in Q1
Financial Times
Thailand's economy grew at is fastest pace in five years in the first three months of 2018 on higher private consumption and improved exports. The country's economy grew 4.8 per cent year on year in the three months to the end of March, the fastest ...
Thailand Growth Surges to Five-Year High as Exports ClimbBloomberg
Thailand economy grows at fastest rate in 5 yearsMarketWatch
Thailand economic growth surges to 5-year high in Q1 as exports climbThe Straits Times
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Thailand go down fighting to strong Serbia | Bangkok Post: news - Bangkok Post

Bangkok Post

Thailand go down fighting to strong Serbia | Bangkok Post: news
Bangkok Post
Thailand went down to Serbia 3-1 (18-25, 23-25, 25-19, 19-25) in the opening game of week two at the FIVB Nations League in Macau on Tuesday.
Boskovic rises as Serbs hold off spirited ThailandMacau News

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Selangor's Evan Dimas dreams of Thailand and Japan - Sporting News

Sporting News

Selangor's Evan Dimas dreams of Thailand and Japan
Sporting News
Indonesia U-23 midfielder Evan Dimas Darmono has made 12 competitive appearances for Selangor this season, and scored one goal for them. Now the 2017 Liga 1 winner has set his sights on a new playing field, according to the Indonesian edition of Goal ...