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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Testifies in front of Anti-Graft Officials

  BANGKOK –  Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra testified Monday in front of anti-graft officials over negligence charges that could lead to her removal from office and a ban from politics. Yingluck arrived at the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in Bangkok on Monday but made no comment to the media as she entered the building […]

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39 Organizations Issue one more Plea to Halt Xayaburi Dam in Laos

  LAOS – With time running short before Laos’s Xayaburi hydropower dam enters its final, potentially irreversible stages of construction, a group of NGOs has made another call for its suspension. In a joint declaration released today, 39 organizations based in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Australia set a one-year deadline for Thailand and Laos to […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

Saudi “Blue Diamond” Murders in Thailand Unsolved, Court Dismisse Charges

  BANGKOK – A court in Thailand dismissed a case against five men including a senior policeman accused of slaying a Saudi businessman whose disappearance 24 years ago strained diplomatic relations. Bangkok’s Criminal Court ruled that there was not enough evidence to try the case. Saudi Arabia has long suspected official involvement in the 1990 […]

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Investment’s Thailand Threatened by Political Deadlock

  BANGKOK – The latest casualty of Thailand’s five-month political deadlock may be foreign investment, as project approvals face delays and new investors hesitate to commit funds, the head of the investment promotion board said. “We have started to see the impact from the political unrest,” Board of Investment Secretary General Udom Wongviwatchai said in a March […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Thai Court Approves Extradition of Thai Arms Dealer to India

  BANGKOK — A Thai court on Monday approved the extradition to India of a Thai man suspected of helping to sell nearly $2 million of arms to an insurgent group. India’s National Investigation Agency charged Wuthikorn Naruenartwanich and three others in 2011 with criminal conspiracy to wage war against the Indian government. It said […]

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Thailand’s Northern Red Shirts Gear up for a Fight

  BANGKOK – The clock is ticking for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who faces impeachment within weeks, but her supporters are hatching plans to thwart any move to dismiss her, with some leaders assembling what amount to militias. Yingluck has until later on Monday to defend herself before the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) against […]

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Philippine Supply Ship Dodges Chinese Blockade Cutter in South China Sea

  SOUTH CHINA SEA – The Philippine government vessel made a dash for shallow waters around the disputed reef in the South China Sea, evading two Chinese coastguard ships trying to block its path to deliver food, water and fresh troops to a military outpost on the shoal. The cat-and-mouse encounter on Saturday, witnessed by […]

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