Muslim Uighurs refugees detained in Thailand

Some 15 ethnic Muslim Uighurs from China’s Xinjiang region were detained in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo intending to emigrate to Turkey. A joint border patrol operation of Thai soldiers and police discovered a group of 15 Muslims refugees, 10 of whom were children, hidden in a forest 200 metres from the Thai-Cambodian border […]

#MH370 – Passport syndicate under investigation, says Thai police

Thai police said Sunday they were investigating a “passport ring” as details emerged of bookings made in Thailand with stolen European passports for the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight. Two European names – Christian Kozel, an Austrian, and Luigi Maraldi of Italy – were listed on the passenger manifest of the flight MH370, but neither man […]

ASEAN says work for Democracy but Yellow Shirts say No

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is truly concerned over Thailand’s political deadlocks. According to ASEAN official messages sent to the Government yesterday, the Heads of State and Governments of ASEAN Member States have been closely following the current development in the Kingdom of Thailand. The ASEAN member countries wish to reiterate that political stability in […]

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to visit Thailand

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit Thailand from Nov 17 to 19 to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation in trade and security sectors. Sharif will hold talks with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Nov 18 on boosting two-way trade and investment, technical exchange and shared intelligence to counter terrorism. Both leaders will also […]

Preah Vihear: Commitment towards responsible reporting

The Union Media of Asian (UMA) hosted a meeting in Sa Kaew’s Arunyaprathet district between press members of Thailand and Cambodia in a bid to ensure objective and transparent reporting of the upcoming verdict regarding Preah Vihear. Press members have reached a consensus that the coverage of the November 11 ruling will be focused on […]

ASEAN Competitiveness and Regional Logistics Hub

During a seminar on future of Thai economy in ASEAN community, Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Thailand has high possibility to become logistics hub of the region. She said Thailand has the geographical advantage as it borders with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Recommended Read: Thailand 2020 – Spurring the Economy […]

China, Thailand on strategic cooperation in region

  China and Thailand have charted the course for their future cooperation, so as to further develop the bilateral relations. A joint document issued on Friday said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang‘s ongoing visit to Thailand is of milestone significance to further deepen the China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The two countries agreed that their relations have […]

Thailand, China boost trade to $100 billion – Li Keqiang

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang became the first foreign leader to address Thailand’s Parliament in more than a decade Friday as he began a three-day visit aimed at strengthening ties and seeking business for his country’s high-speed railway technology. Li’s speech underscored China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia a week after Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered […]

Cooperation between Thai drug agency and UNODC

Speaking on Monday at a workshop on drug suppression evaluation and plans, Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board Deputy Secretary-General Permpong Chaovalit acknowledged that his office has reached its target over the past two years by seizing three tonnes of crystal methamphetamine or “ice” and 180 million methamphetamine pills and brought more than 700,000 […]

Myanmar, Thailand building stronger anti-drug trafficking alliance

Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has paid tribute to Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during his visit to Thailand, while calling for more cooperation on drug crackdown. Supreme Commander Gen Min Aung Hlaing yesterday met with the Thai Premier at the Government House, where both parties agreed that […]

Thai Gov’t committed in Human Rights and Anti-Human Trafficking

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stated that the government is keen on promoting human rights, while affirming that human trafficking will be her main focus. During the “PM Yingluck Meets the People” program on NBT, the Premier mentioned about her official trip to Switzerland, saying she expressed her desire to be a member of the […]

Thailand 2nd place in ASEAN – World Happiness Report

A very very interesting piece in The Malaysian Insider about World Happiness Report 2013: Malaysians are no longer as happy as before, said a report released by the United Nations on Monday. The country dropped in its ranking from 51st place to 56th in the World Happiness Report 2013 – the second report of its kind. […]