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Thailand rights criticism over Pattani death sentences – BBC News


BBC News

Thailand rights criticism over Pattani death sentences
BBC News
Rights groups have criticised Thailand for giving death sentences to five suspected militants convicted of killing four soldiers. Pattani Provincial Court found the men guilty on Wednesday of opening fire on the soldiers while they were on patrol in
Thailand Court Sentences 5 Muslim Separatists to Death; Rights Groups International Business Times, India Edition
HRW Thailand web page blockedBangkok Post
Death sentences for Thai Muslim separatists condemnedChannel News Asia
Sputnik International
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 8:46 am

Thailand’s October Preliminary Tourism Statistics – Bloomberg


Thailand's October Preliminary Tourism Statistics
Bloomberg
Following is a summary of the October preliminary tourism statistics from the Bank of Thailand in Bangkok. ============================================================================== Oct. Sept. Aug. July June May April 2014 2014 …

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 7:59 am

In Thailand, Firms Add Apprentice Programs – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

In Thailand, Firms Add Apprentice Programs
Wall Street Journal
BANGKOK—Manufacturers here are taking matters into their own hands to patch up a weak spot of Thailand's economy: its worsening shortage of skilled labor. A shrinking labor pool and inadequate training for workers are constraining business and …

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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 4:57 am

Floating football pitch keeps Thailand’s tourist blues at bay – The Straits Times


The Straits Times

Floating football pitch keeps Thailand's tourist blues at bay
The Straits Times
KOH PANYEE, Thailand (AFP) – With its stunning limestone cliffs towering over stilt houses surrounded by azure waters, the island of Panyee is a typical Thai paradise. But it's not mother nature drawing tourists here – it's a floating football pitch
Thailand hope floating football pitch attracts touristsDaily Mail
Thailand gets floating footie pitchiAfrica.com

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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 4:11 am

AFF 2014 PREDICTIONS: Thailand – Myanmar – Goal.com


Goal.com

AFF 2014 PREDICTIONS: Thailand – Myanmar
Goal.com
"Thailand have qualified and won't risk for any injury, but their reserved players are good enough to beat Myanmar." Kim Junumporn – Goal Thailand. Thailand 3-1 Myanmar. "Thailand will seek the early goal so as to give playing time to bench players but …
Thailand deny Malaysia at the deathNew Straits Times Online
Football: Thailand not taking it easy against Myanmar in final AFF Cup group The Straits Times
It's youth v experience between Thailand and MalaysiaThe Star Online
Bangkok Post -AsiaOne -USA TODAY
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 12:47 am

Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report – NPR (blog)


NPR (blog)

Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report
NPR (blog)
Thailand's military junta has apparently blocked domestic access to a scathing new report from U.S.-based Human Rights Watch which describes the country as having fallen into an "apparently bottomless pit" since Army Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha seized …
Thailand: no return to democracy until 2016 says ministerThe Guardian
Thailand's elections could be delayed until 2016BBC News
Thailand, Vietnam confirm $15bn trade target | Bangkok Post: newsBangkok Post

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Posted on 27 November 2014 | 9:43 pm

‘I hate Thailand’ video revealed to be bizarre tourism campaign – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

'I hate Thailand' video revealed to be bizarre tourism campaign
Telegraph.co.uk
But the actor that features in the footage revealed last week that it had been funded by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). In the wake of the bad publicity the Land of Smiles has received recently following the brutal murder of two young
'I Hate Thailand' Video Produced By Thai Tourism AuthorityHuffington Post
New Thai Tourism Strategy: 'I Hate Thailand'ABC News

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Posted on 27 November 2014 | 4:11 pm

Reports of Thailand’s Revival Are Greatly Exaggerated – Bloomberg View


Bloomberg View

Reports of Thailand's Revival Are Greatly Exaggerated
Bloomberg View
It's too late for Thailand to regain low-end manufacturing jobs, which have shifted to cheaper neighbors. To move up the value chain, the country needs to invest in education, research and development, and infrastructure — something juntas have proved

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 2:08 pm

The Military Vows to Rule Thailand Until 2016 and Ramps Up Political Purges – TIME


TIME

The Military Vows to Rule Thailand Until 2016 and Ramps Up Political Purges
TIME
Poompanmuang, chief of Royal Thai Police, stands among antique Buddha statues that were seized General Somyot Poompanmuang, chief of Royal Thai Police, stands among antique Buddha statues that were seized during an investigation into former …

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Posted on 27 November 2014 | 8:28 am

I Hate Thailand video goes viral – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

I Hate Thailand video goes viral
Daily Mail
It's been a bad year for tourism in Thailand, and at first glance it looked like a new YouTube video was adding to the misery. The video called 'I Hate Thailand' drew more than one million views within days of being posted. But it was revealed the clip

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 11:48 am

Thailand news, all the latest and breaking Thai news

Thailand news, all the latest and breaking Thai news from telegraph.co.uk.

Thai minister says elections could be delayed to 2016

Plans for elections to replace military government in October 2015 in doubt as finance ministers says poll might not take place for 18 months






Posted on 27 November 2014 | 4:49 am

Left or right: whose side is The Hunger Games on?

To liberals, it’s a rich-bashing parable; to conservatives it’s an anti-Obama call to arms. As Mockingjay is banned in Thailand, what are the real politics of The Hunger Games?






Posted on 21 November 2014 | 7:07 pm

Suspects accused of British backpacker murders plea for family’s help

Two Burmese men detained for the killing of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand write a letter to the families protesting their innocence






Posted on 20 November 2014 | 5:20 pm

Watch: Hunger Games screening hijacked by Thailand anti-government protesters

Student protesters, holding up a three-finger Katniss Everdeen Hunger Games salute at the film premiere, are arrested in Thailand






Posted on 20 November 2014 | 1:21 pm

Thai students arrested for Hunger Games salute at PM

Protetestors are detained for flashing the three-finger salute, an unofficial symbol of resistance against a military junta, at Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha






Posted on 19 November 2014 | 3:04 pm

Thailand danger claim ‘exaggerated’

Thailand’s tourist authority has dismissed a book’s claim that the country is one of the world’s most dangerous destinations






Posted on 17 November 2014 | 4:36 pm

Rampaging elephant kills handler and charges off with Russian tourists during trek

A rampaging elephant has killed its handler and then run off into a forest with two tourist still on top of it during a trek in Thailand






Posted on 17 November 2014 | 4:25 pm

US men wanted over baby body parts found in Thailand

Thai police have launched an investigation after the body parts of infants and adults were discovered in parcels addressed for the United States






Posted on 17 November 2014 | 11:31 am

For expats in Asia money talks, sex sells and women pay the price

With the Rurik Jutting case hitting the headlines around the world, James Goyder examines how expatriates fuel the sex trade






Posted on 12 November 2014 | 2:47 pm

Bottom line? Young British women are now dying for the perfect ‘belfie’

The world is agog at Kim Kardashian’s latest magazine cover, in which she displays her naked backside. But there’s a darker side to our growing obsession with bums. Claire Cohen reports






Posted on 28 October 2014 | 8:00 am

Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

Too late to stop US spending cuts

WASHINGTON — Sweeping US government spending cuts totalling $85 billion begin taking effect on Friday, slicing deeply into military and other programmes in an unwanted move toward austerity that displays Washington’s paralysing partisan divisions.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 2:07 pm

Musharraf vows to return

DUBAI — Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf says he will return home from self-imposed exile this month to run in parliamentary elections.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 1:53 pm

NBTC demands better 3G service

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has told mobile operators to improve their 3G services amid public complaints.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 1:25 pm

Eurozone jobless rate hits record

Official data on Friday painted a grim picture of the European economy, with unemployment at record highs in the eurozone while inflation fell sharply, highlighting the weakness of consumer demand.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 11:49 am

Central wins B3.7bn 2010 fire claim

A Bangkok court has ordered insurer Deves Insurance Plc to pay client Central Pattana Plc 3.7 billion baht in claims for damage caused by a fire at CentralWorld at the end of the red-shirt protest at Ratchaprasong, in downtown Bangkok, in May 2010.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 9:50 am

Senator: Who is Hassan Taib?

Two senators on Friday expressed concern that the peace talks agreement signed between the National Security Council (NSC) and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) could allow the BRN to take the issue of southern unrest to the international community.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 9:08 am

53 dead in Bangladesh war crimes clashes

The number of people killed in clashes in Bangladesh over the conviction of Islamist leaders for war crimes rose to 53 on Friday as fresh violence erupted in the Muslim-majority nation.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 8:49 am

S. African dragging death police suspended

South Africa’s police commissioner on Friday suspended eight police officers accused of dragging an immigrant taxi driver behind their patrol car and killing him, prompting an international outcry.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 8:49 am

Live camera action from election police

Ten police officers keeping tabs on voting during Sunday’s governor election will wear cameras beaming live images from polling centres to the police bureau monitoring centre, Pol Maj-General Adul Narongsak, a deputy city police chief, said on Friday.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 8:39 am

14 Filipinos killed in Sabah standoff

Twelve followers of a self-described Philippine Sultan died in a shootout with Malaysian security forces on Friday, police said, as tensions rose in their 17-day standoff.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 7:49 am