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Thailand’s economic tsar has one year to deliver – Financial Times


Thailand's economic tsar has one year to deliver
Financial Times
Thailand's economic tsar has a vision of a country at the heart of southeast Asian trade, digital business and vast public-private sector infrastructure projects. His problem: he has only 12 months to make it happen before the military junta that

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 3:53 am

Suspects accused of tourist deaths in Thailand retract confessions, claim they … – ABC Online


ABC Online

Suspects accused of tourist deaths in Thailand retract confessions, claim they
ABC Online
The murders on the normally tranquil island rocked the small community and marked a new setback for Thailand's image as a holiday haven after months of protests in Bangkok led to a coup and the imposition of martial law in May. Last week, Thai

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:15 pm

Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker – NPR (blog)


NPR (blog)

Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker
NPR (blog)
Thailand is one of only a few countries that allows foreigners to hire locals to serve as surrogates. The money flows to the clinics that work with foreign couples and the women who carry the babies. Like Pattaramon Janbua, who lives in a two-room

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:44 pm

Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade – Reuters


Reuters

Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade
Reuters
PHANG NGA Thailand (Reuters) – When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening. He never did. When he reported for work at
Trafficked to ThailandProthom Alo (English)
Shocking Rape Video Provides First Visual Evidence of Trafficking Camp Phuketwan
Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave tradeThe Asian Age

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:11 pm

Should the US Move Its Cobra Gold War Games Out of Thailand? – Defense One


Should the US Move Its Cobra Gold War Games Out of Thailand?
Defense One
But recent reports suggest that the Obama administration is not going to cancel the 2015 Cobra Gold military exercises with Thailand next year or move it to another country, which would be a serious blow to the prestige of the Thai armed forces. Moving

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:54 pm

Thailand Offers New Concessions for Oil and Gas Exploration – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Thailand Offers New Concessions for Oil and Gas Exploration
Wall Street Journal
BANGKOK—Thailand's military-backed government said Wednesday that it is offering new concessions to explore for oil and gas for the first time in seven years, in a bid to offset dwindling reserves. Twenty-nine exploration areas, most located in
Thailand Plans Feb Auction Of Petroleum Concessions At 29 BlocksRigzone (registration)
UPDATE 1-Thailand plans Feb auction of petroleum concessions at 29 blocksReuters Africa
Petroleum concessions up for bidding | Bangkok Post: businessBangkok Post

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:43 am

Workers have retracted confessions to killing Britons in Thailand, lawyers say – The Globe and Mail


Workers have retracted confessions to killing Britons in Thailand, lawyers say
The Globe and Mail
Police arrested the two migrant workers after weeks of pressure to solve a case that dealt the latest blow to Thailand's tourism industry, which has been struggling to recover since the army staged a coup and imposed martial law in May. Although Thai

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:29 am

Burmese men accused of killing Britons in Thailand withdraw confessions – The Guardian


The Guardian

Burmese men accused of killing Britons in Thailand withdraw confessions
The Guardian
The bodies of Witheridge, 23, and Miller, 24, were discovered on 15 September by cleaners on a beach on Koh Tao, an island in the south of Thailand famous for its diving. Postmortem examinations showed both suffered severe head wounds and Witheridge …
Thailand tourist murder suspects retract confessionsReuters
Lawyer: Burmese suspects deny killing British backpackers on Thai islandCNN
Thailand's Troubled Tourism Industry Struggles to RecoverVoice of America
BBC News -Bangkok Post
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:37 am

Pair who admitted to killing British tourists in Thailand recant confessions – Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

Pair who admitted to killing British tourists in Thailand recant confessions
Sydney Morning Herald
Zaw Lin and Win Zaw told lawyers from the Lawyers Council of Thailand they are innocent of the murders and want to lodge a formal complaint about their treatment. "They said they were tortured and threatened by officials," said Surapong Kongchantuk

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:33 am

Thailand to Hand Cash to Rubber Farmers – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Thailand to Hand Cash to Rubber Farmers
Wall Street Journal
BANGKOK—Thailand's military-appointed government approved measures to help rubber farmers who have been hit hard by sharp declines in export prices. The decision enables the National Rubber Policy Committee to dispense a one-time cash handout …
Thailand implementing measures to help rubber farmers, futures surgeThe Malay Mail Online

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 10:21 pm

Thailand news, all the latest and breaking Thai news

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

Junta in Thailand promoting martial law tourism

The military crackdown in the kingdom is good for tourists because it ensures their safety, according to one top official






Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:17 am

British police to fly to Thailand to probe brutal murder of two young tourists

David Cameron personally intervenes to convince Thai leader of need for British expertise in murder case






Posted on 17 October 2014 | 10:07 pm

Thailand murders: The case against suspects is rigged, say parents

The familes of two Burmese migrants accused of killing British backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witheridge on a Thai island claim they are innocent






Posted on 16 October 2014 | 6:12 am

British envoy meets Thailand police over backpackers’ deaths

Ambassador to Thailand meets officials amid concerns about investigation into murders of British backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witheridge on Koh Tao






Posted on 14 October 2014 | 10:58 am

Thai officials summoned to Foreign Office over backpacker murder

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire stresses the need for the investigation into the murder of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller to be fair and transparent






Posted on 13 October 2014 | 4:05 pm

Thai police claim Burmese workers have not withdrawn confessions to murder of British backpackers

There is “concrete” evidence to prove two Burmese suspects are linked to the brutal murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, police say






Posted on 11 October 2014 | 4:59 pm

Hannah’s party: funeral held for Thai beach murder victim Hannah Witheridge

Mourners wore colourful clothes and flower headbands in a tribute to the 23-year-old, as locals lined the streets of Hemsby, Norfolk to pay their respect






Posted on 10 October 2014 | 5:35 pm

Watch: golden retriever teaches cute puppy to use stairs

Internet star Japan the dog, from Thailand, guides a cute puppy down a staircase






Posted on 10 October 2014 | 3:55 pm

Thai murder suspects ‘retract’ confessions

Migrant workers accused of killing two British backpackers on Thai island reportedly deny committing the crimes as criticism of investigation mounts






Posted on 9 October 2014 | 7:43 am

Amnesty urges investigation into ‘torture’ of Thai island murder suspects

Rights group calls for “transparent” inquiry into allegations of torture, as Thai media claims botched police investigation has caused “total breakdown in public trust”






Posted on 8 October 2014 | 8:28 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