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recent updated : March 24, 2015, 7:16 pm
Bangkoks Big Brother is watching you
Cherry, a 27-year-old reporter and talk-show panellist at one of Bangkok-:39:s independent TV stations, has discovered firsthand what this means in practical terms. I meet her at her ...
SE Asia Stocks - Mostly flat-to-weaker: Indonesia up on rupiah
BANGKOK, March 24 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets were flat-to-weaker on Tuesday after a measure of Chinese factory activity came in weaker than expected, but the Indonesian benchmark eked ...
SE Asia Stocks - Indonesia snaps losing streak: most others weak
BANGKOK, March 24 (Reuters) - Indonesian stocks eked out small gains on Tuesday amid a rise in the rupiah and selective buying in large-caps while other Southeast Asian stock markets were flat-to-weaker ...
Thai police to probe Britons death who killed himself
BANGKOK: Thai police said on Monday that they were investigating the death of a British tourist who shot himself dead at a firing range on the resort island of Phuket. Officers are examining CCTV ...
From Bangkok streets to Singapore
A new wave of Thai eateries is whetting the appetite of foodies here. Instead of digging into pineapple rice and tom yum soup or grilling meat and vegetables in mookata or barbecue-steamboat restaurants, they are tucking into Thai street food. Boat noodles, ice cream served in coconut shells, and skewered grilled meats are latest food imports from the land of smiles. Instead of buying them from ...
Tug-of-war between China, Turkey over suspected Uighurs in Thailand
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - A group of suspected Uighur Muslims has become the focus of a diplomatic tug-of-war in Thailand between China and Turkey, with both countries wanting to repatriate them and hundreds of other suspected Uighurs detained in Thailand as illegal immigrants. The group claimed to be Turkish and, while still indetention, were issued with passports by the ...
THAILAND - Bangkok pensioner sentenced to 18 months in prison for treason
Bangkok (AsiaNews : Agencies) - This morning, a military court sentenced a Thai man of 67 to 18 months in prison for writing defamatory remarks against the monarchy on ...
Thai police say court attack linked to Bangkok mall bombing
BANGKOK (AP) Thailand-:39:s national police chief said Monday that two suspects arrested after a weekend grenade attack at a Bangkok courthouse were connected to the people behind a bombing at an upscale shopping mall in the capital over a month ago.
Crackdown on Bangkok street stalls as pedestrians vie for space
They sell everything from noodle soup to sex toys, but Bangkok-:39:s famed street hawkers are now facing a crackdown as authorities in the fast-growing metropolis struggle to make space for pedestrians on the crowded pavements. The move to relocate thousands of sellers from main roads to side streets or restrict touting to the night is part of a campaign to -quot:reclaim the sidewalks-quot: that comes as the ...
Two detained after grenade explodes outside Bangkok court
Thai police detained two people for questioning on Saturday after a grenade exploded outside a criminal court in Bangkok. Officials are investigating,-quot: Police Lieutenant General Prawut Thawonrsiri, a spokesman for the Royal Thai Police told Reuters. In early February, twin explosions outside a luxury shopping mall rattled Bangkok.