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Thailand's Future Hinges on a Controversial Political Referendum

TIME - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Thais head to the polls next week to vote in a referendum designed to breathe life into what has become a stagnant democratic process.

Want to Avoid Fraud Charges? Get Plastic Surgery and Move to ...

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎15 hours ago‎
Want to Avoid Fraud Charges? Get Plastic Surgery and Move to Thailand. « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas.

German tyre-maker mulling Thailand for new plant - The Nation

The Nation - ‎3 hours ago‎
GERMAN AUTOMOTIVE group Continental will decide by the end of this year whether to choose Thailand as its new tyre-manufacturing site.

Thailand launch plan to target qualification for the 2026 World Cup

ESPN FC (blog) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Four months before the start of their AFF Suzuki Cup defence, Thailand have laid out bold plans for a youth development system that they hope will help future War Elephants qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

Thailand: Wanted Japanese man used plastic surgery to avoid arrest for over 10 years

Asian Correspondent (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Thailand's Immigration Bureau said Yasuo Tsubaki, sought by Japanese authorities for alleged stock share manipulation amounting to more than 12 billion yen ($116 million) from 2001-2005, was arrested when he sought to renew Thai visa on Wednesday.

Thailand's north remains top destination for Chinese tourists

ThaiVisa News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
CHIANG RAI, 29 July 2016 (NNT) - More local attractions in northern provinces have increased the number of Chinese-language signs around their properties, ...
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Thailand: Amnesty International Thailand's Chair and other activists face jail for exposing torture

Amnesty International - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The Thai authorities must immediately drop the criminal investigation against three of the country's most prominent human rights activists, including the chair of Amnesty International Thailand, who could be charged today for documenting and publishing ...

Why Thailand is no longer safe for Chinese dissidents

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Bangkok, Thailand - Li Xiaolong knew the time had come to flee his homeland. The Chinese government's patience for political dissent was fast running out, and the ring of surveillance surrounding Li and his fellow democracy campaigners was tightening.

Thailand 'Full of Chinese Agents,' No Longer Safe For Chinese ...

Radio Free Asia - ‎18 hours ago‎
Chinese political refugees in Thailand, many of whom smuggled themselves across Southeast Asia to escape persecution by the authorities back home, say the ...
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Thailand ETF Prevails Despite Shaky Bank Loan Issues

Benzinga - ‎17 hours ago‎
The lone dedicated Thailand ETF trading in New York is up 27.7 percent year-to-date, more than double the returns of the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (NYSE: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (NYSE: EEM), the ...
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Mayor in Thailand locks reporters in office, removes pants from one: report

Toronto Sun - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
BANGKOK -- A mayor in northeastern Thailand has been accused of angrily locking five reporters in his office and having workers pull the pants off one to be photographed.

MotoGP 2017 calendar latest: Thailand set to step in for Indonesia ...

autosport.com - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
MotoGP could race in Thailand for the first time in 2017, with the championship's anticipated return to Indonesia delayed.
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Family and friends of randy Irishman caught in Thailand sex act scandal speak of their shame

The Sun - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
THE family of an Irish student caught with his pants down performing a sex act in a Thailand street are “devastated”. Ian O'Sullivan, 24, handed himself into Thai police after he was filmed engaged in a lewd act in an alleyway on the holiday island Phi ...

'Inclusive dialogue' the key to fixing Thailand's ills | Bangkok Post: opinion

Bangkok Post - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Thailand is a valued member state of the United Nations. Its leadership in numerous UN bodies and participation in nearly all international human rights mechanisms has in no small measure galvanised decades of the kingdom's economic, social and ...
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Thailand's Constitution Battle Becomes Theater of the Absurd

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
BANGKOK—For some in Thailand, posting pictures of toys online is the safest way to register their distaste for their military rulers' tightening hold on power.
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Thailand's Tiger Temple Raid Highlights Need to Close Tiger Farms ...

WWF International - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Gland - Following the serious crimes recently uncovered during a raid on Thailand's Tiger Temple, WWF is using Global Tiger Day today to call on governments ...

Chinese dissidents in Thailand: Living in constant fear

Aljazeera.com (blog) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Our experience, lived out in Thailand over three short months, was a fleeting glimpse into the fearful, desperate lives of the country's small but growing community of asylum seekers from China.
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Thailand: Torture Victim's Outspoken Niece Arrested

Human Rights Watch - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
(New York) - Thai authorities should drop trumped-up criminal proceedings against a woman who has sought justice for her army conscript uncle, who was tortured to death by soldiers in 2011, Human Rights Watch said today.

Separate prisons for LGBTI inmates in Thailand

Equal Times - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Transgender women are particularly exposed to abuse when detained in prisons for men, which is the gender they are considered to be in Thailand, in accordance with their identity documents. No account is taken of the fact that they have undergone ...

The Dark Secrets of Thailand's Military

The Diplomat - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Wichian volunteered to serve in the army and was stationed in Narathiwat Province in Thailand's Deep South. He was caught running away from the training and, according to Naritsarawan, was tortured to death.
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