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Thailand’s Social Development Ministry Offers Free Course for Thai Women Who Marry Foreigners

– AYUTTHAYA – Thailand’s Social Development Ministry is offering a free course to help Thai women cope with the highs and lows of interracial marriage and avoid potential scams or falling victim to human trafficking when moving abroad. As Thai society becomes more accepting of interracial marriages, some women view them as a way to […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Lifestyles | Read More »

Thaksin Shinawatra Breaks Silence to Cite Tyranny in ‘Name of Justice’

– DUBAI – Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Wednesday made his first public comment since his sister fled the country last week, breaking a long silence with a Twitter post that appeared to denounce the Thai justice system as tyrannical. Montesquieu once said “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Army Chief says Thaksin was Behind Yingluck’s Escape

  – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Army Commander-in-chief Gen Chalermchai Sitthisad said Tuesday (Aug 29) that fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra was behind the escape of his younger sister Yingluck Shinawatra. The army chief said he believed that Ms Yingluck had planned her escape in advance with her brother’s personal jet standing by. The escape plan was well prepared […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Puea Thai Party Says Will Work for Democracy and the People

– BANGKOK– Puea Thai party of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled into exile last week, said on Tuesday it would overcome the obstacles it faces and was committed to democracy and working for the good of the people. Yingluck, whose government was ousted in a 2014 military coup, disappeared ahead of a […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand ‘Preparing to Receive’ People Fleeing Myanmar Violence

– BANGKOK – Thailand is preparing to receive people fleeing fighting in Myanmar and send them back “when they are ready”, the prime minister said on Tuesday, following a series of attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on Myanmar security forces last week. Thailand was once a popular transit route for Rohingya escaping troubled Rakhine state […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japanese Island Taunting US and Japan

– PYONYANG – North Korea on Tuesday fired a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over northern Hokkaido island Japan and splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said. The aggressive launch over the territory of a close U.S. ally sent a clear message of defiance as Washington and South […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Yingluck Shinawatra’s Aides Say She Fled at the ‘Last Minute’ Fearing Harsh Sentence

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra kneeled before a row of saffron-robed Buddhist monks last Wednesday as she offered them fruits and sticky rice soaked in coconut milk and logan juice, a specialty from her northern region. At the auspicious hour of 9 a.m. she released fish at the Temple of the […]

August 28th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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