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Thailand to Help Myanmar Conserve Ancient Cities

– – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Ministry of Culture will help Myanmar improve the landscapes of the Pyu ancient cities, the first sites in the country to receive Unesco World Heritage status earlier this year. A representative of Thailand’s Ministry of Culture met with Myanmar’s deputy minister of culture in Naypyidaw on Aug. 22, agreeing to work […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Court Ruling Furthers Impunity

  BANGKOK – A Bangkok criminal court’s dismissal of charges against former Thai leaders for their role in the violent crackdown on protesters in May 2010 is a serious setback for accountability efforts in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 28, 2014, the criminal court ruled that it had no jurisdiction to try […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Photo Exhibition “Mysterious Mekong” By Photographer Reinhard Hohler Opens in Central Plazza Chiang Rai

  CHIANG RAI – A unique collection of photographs portraying the natural beauty of the Mekong River will be displayed at Central Plaza Chiang Rai until Sept 4. Organized by the Alliance Francaise Chiang Rai, the “Mysterious Mekong: A Journey Through The Heart of Indochina” exhibition forms part of a bid by Chiang Rai-based German […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Chiangrai News,Entertainment | Read More »

European Companies Raise Concerns Over Thai Trial of British Activist Andy Hall

  BANGKOK – Business has joined the international outcry over Thai company’s lawsuits against human rights investigator Andy Hall. He faces civil and criminal charges over his work for rights group Finnwatch. A group of major European firms has joined the growing international outcry against the trial of a British activist in Thailand. Andy Hall […]

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Thailand Backslides to Trade Deficit at $1.1 Billion

BANGKOK—Thailand’s trade balance returned to a deficit after exports unexpectedly declined in July, the Commerce Ministry said Wednesday, underscoring the stubborn challenges the military government faces in reviving the economy. The military rulers who took charge in May amid political turmoil have looked to trade as a key contributor to getting the economy back on […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Thailand Super Rich Join Post-Coup (Basel III) Rush, Thai Banks Offer $1.6 Billion in Subordinated Notes

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s millionaires are helping their military leaders revive lending as legal and political certainty spurs the super-rich to buy riskier bank debt. Thai banks have offered $1.6 billion in subordinated notes that cushion their balance sheets since the government made it clear three weeks after the May coup that high-net-worth investor purchases […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Insurgents Kill Muslim 28 Year Old School Teacher in Pattani, Thailand

  PATTANI – Thailand’s south awoke to fresh violence Thursday morning, as the military government continues to plan peace talks with insurgents, which have been suspended for nine months. Police lieutenant Pramote Chuichuey told the Press that Patimo Saemasae, 28, was killed and teacher Lamduan Chuduang, 55 and Pol Sr Sgt Maj Pradit Iamsri, 44, […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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