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Meth Production in Myanmar Feeds Into Growing Regional Trade: UN Report

  RANGOON — Burma continues to be a production hub for methamphetamine, which is smuggled from Shan State into neighboring countries and feeds an increasing Asian market for the drug, according to a UN report released Tuesday. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s “2014 Global Synthetic Drugs Assessment—Amphetamine-type Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances” […]

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

China Warns of ‘Significant’ Drug Threat to Greater Mekong Sub-Region

  CHIANG RAI – China has warned that illicit drugs pose “a significant and growing” threat to the Greater Mekong Sub-region and has called for greater coordination in efforts to tackle the problem. The warning was issued  was issued by a senior official with China’s Ministry of Public Security at a media briefing after a […]

May 31st, 2014 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Is Thailand’s Economy Veering Towards Collapse?

  BANGKOK – Thailand has filled up international news headlines over the past few days with the military finally staging a long expected coup and seizing control of the government. While many Western pundits and politicians have chided the military for overthrowing a democracy, it’s questionable if the country could have moved forward without an […]

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

Facebook is the Latest Coup Victim in Thailand, Where the Selfie Reigns Supreme

  BANGKOK – Foreign governments have been blocking Twitter and Facebook off and on for years, and now Thailand’s responsible for some social service downtime. The country’s Information Communications Technology (ICT) Ministry disabled access at the military’s request, taking the site offline for about 30 minutes yesterday afternoon. According to a Reuters report, Surachai Srisaracam, […]

May 31st, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Economy Weakened by Political Unrest

BANGKOK – Thailand’s economic activity in April remained subdued by concerns over prolonged political uncertainty, as household debt continued to weigh on consumption and spending. Foreign and domestic businesses deferred investment last month while waiting for clearer signs of political resolution, causing the private-investment index to decline 4.7% from the same period last year, the […]

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

Chocolate Thief Caught in Thailand

  SATHORN – Amid the very serious military coup in Thailand, an even more serious piece of news: Police have nabbed this brazen chocolate thief. He stole 35 candy bars from a 7-11, “for distribution to friends.” At last, the citizens of Thailand can sleep soundly, knowing the candy criminal is off the streets. Manas […]

May 31st, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Australia Severs Ties with Thailand Over Military Coup

  SIDNEY – Australia downgraded its ties with Thailand on Saturday in the wake of this month’s military coup, imposing a travel ban on the junta leaders and cutting defence co-operation in some of the toughest punitive measures taken by a foreign government. The US and other foreign governments have condemned the May 22 coup, […]

May 31st, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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